Ptolemaic Egypt – Cleopatra (r. 51-30 BC) AE dichalkon (Chalcis, Syria)

$935.00

Greece, Ptolemaic Egypt. Hellenistic Period. Cleopatra VII (r. 51-30 BC) AE dichalkon. Mint of Chalcis ad Libanum, Syria (under joint Roman-Ptolemaic rule). Dated to Cleopatra’s RY 21 in Egypt and RY 6 in Syria & Phoenicia (32/1 BC). Choice VF; very rare & exceptionally clear bust of Cleopatra. Superb quality.

Description

Greece, Ptolemaic Egypt. Hellenistic Period. Cleopatra VII (r. 51-30 BC) AE dichalkon. Mint of Chalcis ad Libanum, Syria (under joint Roman-Ptolemaic rule). Dated to Cleopatra’s RY 21 in Egypt and RY 6 in Syria & Phoenicia (32/1 BC). Choice VF; very rare & exceptionally clear bust of Cleopatra. Superb quality.

 

Design: Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right / Athena advancing left with spear and shield

Ref. RPC I 4773. Svornos 1889.

Dimensions: 16 mm / 4.37 gm / 12h

Condition: Choice VF; a clear and attractive bust of the most famous woman of antiquity. Repatinated. One of her rarest types – only eight examples in sales archives and none since 2018.

Video: Cleopatra Athena type video

 

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