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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony. (Triumvir, 43-31 BC). Struck 32-31 BC. AE As. NGC VF (Very Fine) Strike 4/5 Surface 3/5. Chalcis. 5.47gm. Head right / Diademed bust right. RPC 4771; Sear 92.Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 134 (October

1053061 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony. (Triumvir, 43-31 BC). Struck 32-31 BC. AE As. NGC VF (Very Fine) Strike 4/5 Surface 3/5. Chalcis. 5.47gm. Head right / Diademed bust right. RPC 4771; Sear 92.

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 134 (October, 2004), lot 2154.


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Cleopatra VII, known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She ascended the throne at age 18 with her younger brother, Ptolemy XIII, whom she married per Egyptian custom. Despite Ptolemaic traditions of the primacy of male rulers, Cleopatra soon dropped his name from official court documents and her face alone appeared on coins. Renowned for her beauty, intelligence and charm, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar to solidify her position as ruler. After Caesar's assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar's legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). However, Octavian's forces defeated Marc Antony, leading him to commit suicide. Cleopatra followed suit by means of asp bite on August 12, 30 BC, according to tradition. She remains popular in Western culture as the subject of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, Jules Massenet's opera Cléopâtre and the 1963 film Cleopatra.

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