Roman marble bust of Ptolemy of Mauretania, grandson of Cleopatra VII Philopator and Marc Anthony. He was last Roman client king of Mauretania. Dated back to 1st century CE; located in Musei Vaticani, Vatican City.
Ptolemy lived at the turn of the centuries and sat on the Mauritanian throne as the successor of his father – Juba – in 23-40 CE. In practice, Mauritania was a client state and Rome derived substantial profits from its treasury.
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