A silver tetradrachm of Cleopatra minted at Seleucia Pieria, Syria

A silver tetradrachm of Cleopatra VII of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

On the coins that were minted in her era, she was a bit masculine with very hard features. Some scholars say this was done in order to make her look tough to her subjects. One example of such coin is the silver tetradrachm of Cleopatra, the last queen of ancient Egypt.

A silver tetradrachm is a type of ancient coin that was minted during the time of Cleopatra. The coin features an image of Cleopatra on one side and an eagle on the other. The coin was minted at Seleucia Pieria in modern Antakya (Turkey). The city was an important port city in ancient Syria.

The coin is a testament to Cleopatra’s power and influence in the ancient world, as well as the reach of her kingdom and the trade networks that supported it.