User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Denarius of Kingdom of Numidia with bust of Juba I

Start collecting

Obverse: Bust of Juba, bearded, with hair elaborately arranged in formal curls, and with sceptre at his shoulder. Dotted circle. REX IVBA Reverse: Temple. Punic letters 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)

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

Mint

Utica, Numidia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.89 gm.

Accession Number

35.190

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins