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2008 Egypt 50 Piastres Egyptian queen Cleopatra Cairo pharaoh coin pendant Roman Empire pyramids goddess Dendera Temple Nile Suez n000475

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Egypt 50 Qirsh / Piastres {2007-2012} 5S 1H07

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front: bust of Cleopatra

Lettering: ١٤٢٩هـ ٢٠٠٨م
Translation: AD2008 AH1429

Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the recently established Roman Empire.

Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a Greek family of Macedonian origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great's death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies spoke Greek throughout their dynasty, and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis.

back lettering:
جُمهُوريَة مِصْرَ العَرَبيَة

• quantity 1
• polished Brass plated Steel coin
• diameter: 23 mm
• weight: 6.5 g

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