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Live auction - bgr_703927 - LAGID KINGDOM - CLEOPATRA VII AND PTOLEMY XIII Tétradrachme

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Starting price : 200 €
Estimate : 380 €
Price : 341 €
Maximum bid : 360 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:26:50
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 20
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Joli buste. De légères faiblesses. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé à droite avec l'égide nouée autour du cou.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes entrouvertes ; dans le champ à gauche, la coiffe d’Isis.
Reverse legend : PTOLEMAIOU - BASILEWS/ LB-PA.
Reverse translation : (Ptolémée roi).


Portrait très particulier (féminin).

Historical background


(51-47 BC)

Cleopatra (69-30 AC.) Is the daughter of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VI. She succeeded his father in 51 BC together with her brother and husband Ptolemy XIII (51-47 AC.). Pompey, after the defeat of Pharsalus (48 AC)., Tried to find refuge in Egypt, but was murdered at the instigation of Ptolemy XIII. Caesar arrived in Alexandria sided with Cleopatra against her brother (war of Alexandria), fell under the spell of the Queen of Egypt and had a son, Caesarion, Ptolemy XV future. Cleopatra followed the conqueror in Rome, but returned to Egypt after the death of Caesar in 44 BC It then subdued Antony, Caesar's lieutenant and partner of Octavian and Lepidus in the Second Triumvirate. She had several children including Ptolemy Philadelphus. War became inevitable between Rome and Egypt from the proclamation of the "gift of Alexandria" where Mark Antony planned to restore the Ptolemaic power in the East. Antony and Cleopatra were defeated at Actium in 31 BC, Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide the following year, not included in Octave Triomphe, preferred to commit suicide with an asp. Caesarion was put to death by Octavian.

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