CLEOPATRA VII & MARK ANTONY 34BC NGC Ch XF

Ancient Coins - CLEOPATRA VII & MARK ANTONY  34BC  NGC Ch XF
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Cleopatra VII & Mark Antony
Silver Denarius 18mm (3.83 grams) Alexandria mint in Egypt, Autumn 34 B.C.
Reference: RSC 1; B. Antonia 95; B.M.C. East, 179; Syd. 1210; S-1515, Crawford-543/1, CRI-345
Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5  4531040-005
Pedigree / Provenance: Ex: CNG Sale #66, 05/2004, Lot #1330. 
ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA, head of M. Antony right; behind, Armenian tiara.
CLEOPATRAE REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right.

The only properly Roman coin type graced by the portrait of Cleopatra. Struck in the autumn of 34 B.C. to commemorate Mark Antony's victory over Armenia, which was celebrated via an unusual and ostentatious triumph through the streets of Alexandria. During the triumphal celebration, Antony bestowed most of the Roman conquered territories in Syria and Cilicia to Cleopatra, but this donation was denied by the Senate, strengthening the position of Octavian, who finally defeated Antony just three years later, in 31 BC. Cleopatra was the last queen of Egypt. She is credited with having been the mistress of both Caesar and Antony, her association with the latter is certain. After the defeat at Actium she fled to Alexandria, where after Antony's death she ended her own life in 30 B.C., being then only in her thirty-ninth year.

 

Ancient Coins - CLEOPATRA VII & MARK ANTONY  34BC  NGC Ch XF
Ancient Coins - CLEOPATRA VII & MARK ANTONY  34BC  NGC Ch XF
Ancient Coins - CLEOPATRA VII & MARK ANTONY  34BC  NGC Ch XF
Price SKU: 6679
US$ 25,950.00
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  • £ 21,213.33
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  • CAD 34,571.08

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