ptolemy of mauretania


Ptolemy of Mauretania was the last Roman Client King of Mauretania. He was the son of Cleopatra Selene II and Juba II, and had a younger sister named Drusilla.

Ptolemy and Drusilla were the only mutual grandchildren of the infamous Cleopatra VII and her husband Mark Antony. Ptolemy was murdered in Rome on the orders of Caligula, reportedly because the emperor had become jealous of the attention he attracted wearing a purple cloak to the amphitheatre for a gladiatorial show.