Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II

Illustration

Arienne King
by Roma Numismatics, Ltd
published on 07 November 2019
Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II

Silver denarius from the reign of Juba II (r. 29 BCE - 23 CE) and Cleopatra Selene II (c. 40 - 5 BCE). Obverse: Juba II with the legend "Rex Iuba" (Latin, "King Juba"). Reverse: Egyptian crocodile with legend "Basilissa Kleopatra" (Greek, "Queen Cleopatra"). This minting identifies the crocodile with Cleopatra Selene II, a descendant of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.

Minted in Caesarea, Mauretania (near modern day Cherchell, Algeria), c. 20 BCE - 24 CE. Courtesy of Roma Numismatics Ltd., Auction XVII, 28-03-2019, Lot 334.

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