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KINGS of MAURETANIA. Bogud. 49-38 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.63 g, 6h). Head of Africa left, wearing elephant skin / REX BOCVT (VT ligate), griffin standing right; mihir above, thunderbolt below. MAA 56 = RPC I 853 = Mazard, Afrique 103; SNG Copenhagen -. Near EF, good quality silver. Extremely rare, one of two known (the other is in the BN).

Bogud was the son of King Bocchus I of Mauretania. Upon the death of his father, Bogud became co-ruler along with his elder brother Bocchus II. Bogud received the royal territory west of the Mulucha River, and Bocchus the territory east of the river. Both kings were loyal partisans of Julius Caesar, who rewarded them for their support. After Caesar’s assassination, however, the brothers divided their support: Bogud declaring his loyalty for Mark Antony, and Bocchus for Octavian. In 38 BC, Bocchus seized Bogud's territory while the latter was campaigning in Spain on Antony’s behalf. As a result, Bogud was forced to flee to Antony in the East, whereupon he disappears from the historical record.