NUMIDIA, the Massyli, Masinissa, 203-148 BC, or Micipsa, 148-118 BC, AE26. Zeus-Ammon Countermark.

Ancient Coins - NUMIDIA, the Massyli, Masinissa, 203-148 BC, or Micipsa, 148-118 BC, AE26. Zeus-Ammon Countermark.
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North Africa, Numidian Kingdom, Masinissa, 203-148 BC, or Micipsa, 148-118 BC, AE 26mm (14.14gm, 12h). Laureate head left. R: Horse galloping left; below, Punic MN; countermark head of Ammon lwft within incuse square. MAA 12, c/m a; SNG Cop. 514-515 (with c/m). Nearly Very Fine, brown patina. 
 
Provenance: Ancient Coin Collector's Guild Auction IV, 13 October 2011, lot 27. 
 
Numidia was an ancient Berber kingdom in North Africa, occupying parts of present-day Algeria and Tunisia. During the Second Punic War, the tribe of the Massyli were initially allied with Carthage but in 206 BC, the new king Masinissa switched his allegiance to Rome and upon the conclusion of the war, was granted all of Numidia by the victorious Romans. Masinissa's territory extended from Mauretania to Cyrenaica, surrounding Carthage on the west, south and east. Massinissa died in 148 BC, two years before the destruction of Carthage by the Romans. Although Micipsa initially shared power with his brothers Gulussa and Mastarnable, he always controlled the capital, Cirta, and the treasury. He remained an ally of Rome until his death in 118 BC. 
Prezzo SKU : 1110-14
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