Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cleopatra VII, Damascus, Tyche of Antioch Type

  • Cleopatra VII, Damascus, Syria 
  • YES, THEE Cleopatra, Greek Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt, Caesar and Mark Antony's mistress, last queen of Egypt before Augustus and Rome took over
  • Greek
  • Bronze AE 21mm
  • Circa 33/32BC
  • Obv: Cleopatra, draped and diadem
  • Rev: Seated Tyche on rock left, holding cornucopia, river god swimming at fee
  • Ref: Roman Provincial Coins I 4783
  • Seated Tyche of Antioch Type

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