In 37 BCE, Mark Anthony sailed to Alexandria and renewed his relationship with Cleopatra. They were married according to Egyptian tradition. From this point, Alexandria would be their home.
In 31 BCE, the civil war between Octavian and Mark Anthony began. On September 2, the naval battle of Actium took place. Mark Anthony and Cleopatra were forced to flee back to Alexandria. In August 30 BCE, Octavian invaded Egypt. Mark Anthony and Cleopatra committed suicide.
With the death of Mark Anthony, Octavian was the undisputed ruler of Rome. The fall of the Roman Republic was complete The rise of the Roman Empire was beginning.
The death of Cleopatra VII, marks the end of the Hellenistic era begun by Alexander the Great in 360 BCE. The Roman era in the eastern Mediterranean was beginning. Cleopatra VII was the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion, ruled only a few years before being executed by Octavian.
This Historical Replica Set includes four (4) double-sided Replica coins! These coins are replicas and made of lead free pewter.
Each coin is marked "COPY" on the reverse as required by the Hobby Protection Act. Made in the USA.
Comes attached to an 5" x 7" Informational Card.
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