Denarius - Juba II Eagle

Features

Country Mauretania
King Juba II (25 BC - 23 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 25 BC - 23 AD
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius (25BC-40AD)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 95562
Numista (https://numista.com)
References CNNM# 206,
Jean Mazard; 1956. Corpus Nummorum Numidiae Mauretaniaeque. Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France.
MAA# 86 var.,
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# 583 var.,
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.
GICV# 5977
David R. Sear; 1982. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values - The Local Coinages of the Roman Empire. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Head of Juba II, right, diademed.

Lettering: REX IVBA

Translation: "King Juba".

Reverse

Eagle stanting facing on a thunderbolt, wings spread, head right holding a laurel wreath on its beak ; transversal sceptre over left wing; crescent below the thunderbolt

Comments

Other reference: Müller# 57 var.

The type with the eagle is minted in honour of the Emperor August, as the eagle is a symbol of his imperial power.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (25 BC - 23 AD) 

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