This denarius is a replica of originals minted during the shared reign of Cleopatra VII and Marcus Antonius in Egypt. The image of Julius Caesars widow is strongly based on that of the Roman coins. It has a Greek text. Marcus Antonius reminded of the Greek hero Hercules and was also depicted that way in frescoes and sculptures. His beard, symbolizing wisdom, was extra emphasized (Plutarch, Life of Antony, 4). On these coins Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius are depicted remarkably similar, highlighting the bond between them. In the design the drawer has chosen for strong Ptolomaic figures, such as the long chin of Ptolemy I (the founding father of Cleopatra’s dynasty) and the hooked nose of Cleopatra can also be seen with her father Ptolemy II.
This coin is made of leadless pewter.
Material: leadless pewter.
Diameter: 1,2 cm
Based on historical original
Shipping weight: 100 g.
This item is handmade in a limited amount. Each item is unique. Finish and sizes can slightly vary.