This denarius is a replica of originals minted during the shared reign of Cleopatra VII and Marcus Antonius in Egypt. The coin shows a triumphant Roman-Egyptian galley. This coin was minted just before the Battle of Actium in 32 BC at the winter quarters in Patrae. Denarii of this type were used to pay armies. Coins were the perfect means of propaganda and the battle credited the couple with a tactical victory. The galley has oars and a ram. It is possibly a Quinquereme. On the other side of the coin, the Roman signum of the tenth legion is depicted.
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.