2 oz Cleopatra Silver Round (Egyptian Gods Series #1, New, High Relief)
Arrives in an individual protective flip or rolls of 10 that ship in Coin safe tubes.
1ST RELEASE IN THE EGYPTIAN GODS SERIES!
Total mintage of only 38,767 rounds!
Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
Obverse features the image of Cleopatra, along with various other Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Reverse bears a pyramid with the Egyptian goddess Isis seated in front of it.
Each round is a High-Relief proof with incused engravings.
The first silver round released in the Egyptian Gods Series, the 2 oz Egyptian God Series Cleopatra Silver Round features the last pharaoh of Egypt during the Ptolemaic era. The Ptolemies were of Greek descent and ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic Period to the conquering of the region by the Roman Empire.
Cleopatra was said to possess great beauty, and though most Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt refused to learn and speak Egyptian (using Greek as the official language instead), Cleopatra adopted Egyptian customs for her own use. She told the people that she was the incarnation of the goddess Isis, who was known as the ideal mother and wife figure.
On the obverse face of each 2 oz Egyptian God Series Cleopatra Silver Round you’ll find the primary design of Cleopatra as she sits on a lounging chaise. Surrounding her image are countless ancient Egyptian symbols, including the cartouche of Cleopatra bearing her lineage name, the Eye of Horus, and a bowl of figs. It is believed that her servants smuggled in an asp snake in a bowl of figs, which she allowed to bite her and inject its poison as an act of suicide.