Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt, rulers of the East (37-30 BC). AR denarius (20mm, 3.89 gm, 12h). NGC Choice VF 3/5 - 4/5. Alexandria, 34-32 BC. ANTONI•ARMENIA•DEVICTA, bare head of Marc Antony right; Armenian tiara behind / CLEOPATRAREGINAE•REGVM•FILIORVM•REGVM•, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right, seen from front; stem of galley prow below. Crawford 543/1. Sydenham 1210. Antonia 95. Bright silver flan with areas of deep toning.
Marc Antony and Cleopatra are arguably the most famous lovers in all of world history. Marcus Antonius was the ruler of Rome at the height of its power, having served previously as Julius Caesar’s general during the conquest of Gaul. Although Marc Antony was married to Octavia, the sister of Octavian, who was another general of Julius Caesar, he carried on a love affair with Cleopatra VII, ruler of Egypt. Cleopatra bore him three children. This resulted in Octavian declaring war on Cleopatra and proclaiming Antony a traitor. After being defeated by Octavian, Antony and Cleopatra fled to Egypt, where they committed suicide. Extremely Rare and of the highest desirability.On the obverse is the bare head of Marc Antony facing right; Armenian tiara behind / On the reverse is a diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra facing right, stem of galley prow below. Bright silver flan with areas of deep toning. A gorgeous and seldom seen rarity in high quality that has one of the amazing and historical romance stories ever in world history.