Ancients: Cleopatra VII (51-30 BC). Æ 80 drachmae (27mm, 17.89 gm, 11h). ...
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Youthful Cleopatra VII PortraitCleopatra VII (51-30 BC). Æ 80 drachmae (27mm, 17.89 gm, 11h). Alexandria, ca. 50-40 BC. Diademed, draped bust of Cleopatra VII right / ΚΛΕOΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before; in right field, Π (80). Svoronos 1872Λ. Copenhagen 419-21. With a remarkably youthful and attractive portrait of Cleopatra, suggesting it was struck fairly early in her reign. Dark green patina with earthen fields, accentuating details. Choice Extremely Fine / Very Fine.
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