Coin of Cleopatra and Mark Antony

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Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony Coin

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Description

Cleopatra VII was borh in 69 BC – 68 BC and was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. When her father Ptolemy died in 51 BC, Cleopatra ruled jointly with her two brothers. Eventually she became sole ruler.

Mark Antony was in dispute with Julius Caesar’s son Octavian over the succession to the Roman leadership. In 41 BC he began both a political and romantic alliance with Cleopatra. Their combined armies fought Octavian’s forces. Octavian was victorious.

After believing the Cleopatra was dead Mark Antony took his own life and Cleopatra chose the same course. She committed suicide on 12 August 30 BC and Egypt become a province of the Roman Empire.

This wallet type packaging has a reproduction Denarius of Mark Antony and Cleopatra held in a blister on the front. One the inside and reverse there is information about Antony and Cleopatra.