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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.

Biography
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