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Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Live Auction 3Auction date: 25 October 2018
Lot number: 33

Lot description:

Kings of Mauretania, Bogud AR Denarius. 49-38 BC. Uncertain mint, circa 47-46 BC. Griffin attacking stag left / REX BOCVT, griffin standing right; winged solar disk above, thunderbolt below. RPC I 854; MAA 57; Mazard 104; SNG Copenhagen 536. 3.20g, 19mm, 6h.

Very Fine. Extremely Rare; RPC cites only three examples and no other examples on CoinArchives.

Bogud, son of King Bocchus I of Mauretania, was joint king of Mauretania with his elder brother Bocchus II, with Bocchus ruling east of the Moulouya River and his brother west. An important ally of Julius Caesar, Bogud later supported Marc Antony in the power struggle between Antony and Octavian. He was deposed by his brother and was killed at the siege of Methone in 31 BC prior to the Battle of Actium.

Estimate: 1000 GBP