Kingdom of Mauretania Juba II and Cleopatra Selene 25 BC-24 AD AE27

Ancient Coins - Kingdom of Mauretania Juba II and Cleopatra Selene 25 BC-24 AD AE27
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Kingdom of Mauretania, Juba II and Cleopatra Selene, 25 B.C. - 24 A.D.
 
SL95881. Bronze AE 27, Alexandropoulos 209, Mazard 351 (RRR), SNG Cop 605, De Luynes 4013, NGC F, strike 4/5, surface 2/5, lt. smoothing (5872605-040), 18.59g, 27mm, 90o, Caesarea (Cherchell, Algeria) mint, REX IVBA, diademed and draped bust right, club over shoulder; reverse ΒΑCΙ−ΛΙCCΑ / ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ, headdress of Isis, with stalks of grain, crescent above ; very rare
 
After his father's defeat and suicide, Juba II was take to Rome and paraded in Caesar's triumph. He was then raised in Caesar's household where he and Octavian became lifelong friends. He accompanied Octavian on campaigns after Caesar's death even fighting at the battle of Actium against his future wife's parents. Cleopatra Selene was the daughter of Cleopatra VII by Marc Antony. After the battle of Actium, she was raised by Octavia, Octavian's sister. Augustus restored Juba II as the king of Numidia c. 28 B.C. and later arranged for him to marry Cleopatra Selene II giving her a large dowry and appointing her queen.
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