Denarius - Juba II Cleopatra

Features

Country Mauretania
King Juba II (25 BC - 23 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 25 BC - 23 AD
Value Denarius (1/25)
Currency Denarius (25BC-40AD)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.31 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 43193
Numista (https://numista.com)
References GICV# 6003,
David R. Sear; 1982. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values - The Local Coinages of the Roman Empire. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
MAA# 99,
Jacques Alexandropoulos; 2008. Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique, 400 avant J.-C. - 40 après J.-C.. Presses Universitaires du Midi, Toulouse, France.
SNG Cop# 571,
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.
CNNM# 312
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.

Obverse

Head of Juba II, right, diademed.

Lettering: REX IVBA

Translation: "King Juba".

Reverse

Head-dress of Isis on left and sistrum on right with inscription divided by dotted line.

Lettering:
ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑ
ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ

Translation: "Queen Cleopatra".

Comments

Other reference: Müller# 80.

Variations in style and lettering are known to exist:

Example #1 (3.20g, 18mm, 12h; Good Very Fine, toned):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ 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 335. Sold for 700 GBP.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (25 BC - 23 AD)  With grain ears in head-dress
ND (25 BC - 23 AD)  Without grain ears in head-dress

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