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dltcoins
Apr 19, 2008, 11:17 AM
Here is coin of Augustus issued at Carthago Nova, citing as duoviri C. Laetilius Apalus and Ptolemy Rex of Mauretania (grandson of M. Antony & Cleopatra VII). I did a little research online and found that Ptolemy was being schooled in Rome until AD 21 when he returned to Mauretania and was appointed co-ruler by his father Juba II. It would seem then that the title REX should place the date of this coin after AD 21, and well after the death of Augustus. Or is it possible that the young Ptolemy (born AD 1) served as REX and douvir long before becoming co-regent with Juba II ?

http://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=120172

-- Dave

bpmurphy
Apr 19, 2008, 11:35 AM
Quoting Grant..."It is known from and inscription that Juba II held the quinquennalian duovirate at Carthago Nova and the coin of his son Ptolemy - whose royal blood already entitled him to be called Rex by Roman usage..."

Barry Murphy

dltcoins
Apr 19, 2008, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the speedy reply!