Coins and Medals
Ruler: Antiochus VIII (Grypus), Seleucid King, 125–96 B.C.
Ruler: Cleopatra, Seleucid queen, 125–121 B.C.
Mint: Antioch

Tetradrachm of Antiochus VIII and Cleopatra

125–121 B.C.

Silver

16.44 gm, 12:00, 28.5 mm
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
2004.6.11

Cleopatra II, not to be confused with the consort of Caesar and Antony, was one of the most remarkable women in antiquity. She was successively the wife of three Seleucid kings and she was a mother of two—the first of whom she murdered, the second of whom is seen here associated with her in rule.

Geography: 
Made in Antioch, Syria
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
2nd century B.C.
Classification: 
Coins and medals
Status: 
Viewable by appointment
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