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Juba 2
Other spelling: Iuba

Bust of Juba 2. Louvre museum, Paris, France
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Bust of Juba 2. Louvre museum, Paris, France.

Coin of Juba 2

Coin of Juba 2.

(Ca. 50 BCE-23 CE) King of Numidia 29-25 BCE, king of Mauretania 25 BCE-23 CE (including all of former Numidia).
Juba came to Rome as child of the defeated and dead King Juba 1. He proved himself a loyal Roman, and became friend with the future emperor Augustus. For 17 years, Numidia had been without a king.
His first wife was Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Egyptian queen, Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
Juba attemped to be scholar king, but his work is considered weak and unoriginal.

Ca. 50: Born as son of King Juba 1.
46: Taken to Rome after his father's death.
29: Installed as king of Numidia by Emperor Augustus.
23 CE: Dies and is succeeded by his son, Ptolemy of Mauretania.

By Tore Kjeilen