Between 475 and 450 BC, Morocco was colonized by the Carthaginians, who named it Barbary because of the Berber inhabitants. The Romans established a province, Mauretania Tingitana, during the 1st century ADin the area between Tangier and Rabat; however, Berbers remained in possession of the land in the mountains and south of Rabat.
Arab proselytizers for Islam arrived in 683. The indigenous Berber people accepted the new religion, and arab culture and language gradually diffused throughout the land. The sixpointed star has been used extensively throughout history, by civilizations, as well as, religions. This particular coin was originally called “Solomon’s Seal”, and at some point through the years the name “Moroccan Star of David” was applied to it, and so it has been called, affectionately, ever since.