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Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II

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Arienne King
by Roma Numismatics, Ltd
published on 07 November 2019
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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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Ltd, R. N. (2019, November 07). Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11451/

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