Denarius - Juba II and Cleopatra Selene Caesarea

Features

Country Mauretania
Ruling authority Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II (25 BC - 5 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 11-23
Value 1 Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius (25BC-40AD)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 194989
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References SNG Cop# 574,
Niels Breitenstein, Willy Schwabacher; 1942. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. Danish National Museum / Volume 1. Italy, Part 1 : Etruria - Campania. Einar Munksgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.
And 43 more volumes.
MAA# 103,
Jacques Alexandropoulos; 2008. Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique, 400 avant J.-C. - 40 après J.-C.. Presses Universitaires du Midi, Toulouse, France.
CNNM# 333
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.

Obverse

Diademed head of Juba right.

Lettering: REX IVBA

Reverse

Headdress of Isis surmounted by grain ears, set on crescent.

Lettering:
BACIΛICCA
KΛEΟΠΑΤΡA

Translation: Queen Cleopatra

Comments

The coin in the main image (2.75g, 20mm, 6h, Good Extremely Fine):
◦ Ex-private French collection and from the Banasa / El Ksar Hoard of 1907 (IGCH 2307).
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 339. Sold for 2,000 GBP.

The Banasa Hoard, deposited in circa AD 18-17 was found in 1907 near modern day Souk-el Arbaa, 120 km northeast of Rabat, Morocco, in 1907. The hoard was previously said to be from Alkazar (El Ksar El Kebir), 70 km south of Tangier and hence is occasionally referred to as the El Ksar Hoard. The group contained approximately 4000 silver coins and one bronze. A substantial number of the coins now reside in public collections, principally in London, Paris, Berlin, Athens, New York and Algiers.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (11-23) 

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