Denarius of Kingdom of Numidia with bust of Juba I

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 60–46 B.C.


Mint: Numidia (Kingdom), Utica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0511.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.89 gm.

Accession Number

35.190

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Juba, bearded, with hair elaborately arranged in formal curls, and with sceptre at his shoulder.
Dotted circle.
REX.IVBA
Reverse: Temple.
Neo-Punic letters for Yub ‘ai hammamleket (Juba rex.)

Provenance

Benson Collection.;Cat. Sotheby, Benson, 1909, no. 808.
by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)