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    PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony, rulers of the East (37-31 BC). AE (21mm, 12h). NGC VG. Syria, Chalcis ad Libanum. 32/1 BC. BACIΛICCHC KLEOΠA-TPA, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra VII right / ETOYC KA TOY KAI E ΘEAC NEΩTEPAC, bare head of Marc Antony right. RPC I 4771.

    Among the many "gifts" bestowed by Antony on Cleopatra was sovereignty over the lands of Coele Syria, now the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, with its profitable trade in luxury goods such as cedar wood and exotic spices. This put Cleopatra in direct conflict with Herod the Great of Judaea, who coveted the same lucrative markets, and led to his siding with Octavian in the Civil War.


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