Emily Holleman

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Julius Caesar was a Roman general and a statesman and a distinguished writer of Latin prose. He dominated Roman politics because he made a political alliance with Crassus and Pompey

Egypt

Ptolemaic Dynasty, Cleopatra, Rome, Museum, Sculptures, Rum, Rome Italy

Ptolemy XIII Auletes (d. 43 BC), brother of Cleopatra and the last of the Kings of Egypt, circa 43 BC. From an antique silver medallion, engraved by J de la Croix.

Ptolemy XIII Auletes (d. 43 BC), brother of Cleopatra and the last of the Kings of Egypt, circa 43 BC. From an antique silver medallion, engraved by J de la Croix.

The "Berlin Cleopatra" is likely of Italian provenance and may have been made when Cleopatra was in Rome. Or the bust may have been the work of an Alexandrian sculptor and brought with her. She wears the royal diadem, a broad ribbon of cloth tied around the hair that first had been worn by Alexander the Great and came to symbolize Hellenistic kingship. Small ringlets frame the brow, curls that are less visible on the Vatican bust.

Last Pharaoh Queen of Egypt - - - The Roman province of (Aegyptus) was established in 30 BC. (this bust is contemporary with Cleopatra's reign and is now in Berlin Museum)

This silver tetradrachm provides an exceptional portrait of Cleopatra, whose appearance usually is distorted due to wear. Such numismatic evidence suggests an aquiline, slightly hooked nose and prominent chin, a later depiction that actually may have been influenced by portraits of her father (and Antony himself). Struck in Antioch sometime after the marriage of Antony and Cleopatra in 37 BC, when she was about thirty-three years old, the portrait is more authoritative than flattering.

The silver tetradrachm provides an exceptionally clear portrait of Cleopatra. The coin was struck in Antioch sometime after her marriage to Antony in 37 BC, when she was about thirty-two years old.

Macedonian Coins Ptolemaic Dynasties:   Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; Late 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh.   Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period.

Macedonian Coins Ptolemaic Dynasties: Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; Late 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period.

Cleopatra - Pharaoh of Egypt in 40 BC. Got rid of her brothers to rule alone, and kept power through two Roman generals and the births of four children.

Cleopatra played off Roman generals against each other to keep control of her country.

Cleopatra allied with Marc Antony against Octavian (the future Emperor Augustus). She wasn't quite the beauty hollywood has made her out to be but she did have a nice asp.

historians who studied relics from her reign suggest she was "short, fat and homely." Coins also indicate she had a pointy chin, thin lips and a hooked nose

tiny-librarian: “ Coins featuring portraits of Cleopatra VII, with a bonus baby Caesarion on coin number four. (I took the pictures of the first two myself by the way, and I squee every time I get to see them in person) ” Last of the lighter weeks...

tiny-librarian: “ Coins featuring portraits of Cleopatra VII, with a bonus baby Caesarion on coin number four. (I took the pictures of the first two myself by the way, and I squee every time I get to.

Coin Depicting Cleopatra -”Her beauty was not exceptional enough to instantly affect those who saw her, but she had a charming way of conversing, and an invigorating presence. Her sweet voice was as well-modulated as a lyre, and she could speak whichever language she pleased.” Plutarch

Greek Women's hair during the Century BC Cleopatra VII. Coin, Egyptian, c BC. (c) The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2012

*EGYPT~ANTONY & CLEOPATRA COIN ~ from Bethsaida! CLEOPATRA: was the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt,shortly survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion.After her reign,Egypt became a province of the then-recently established Roman Empire.

Coin minted in 41 BCE, depicting Antony on one side and Cleopatra on the reverse. Photo by Barbara McManus, Image courtesy of the VROMA project.