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ID:     CleoI
Type:     Greek
Region:     PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
Issuer:     Cleopatra I, Syria
Date Ruled:     Wife of Ptolemy V
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Mnaieion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     204-180 BC
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     27.84 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     KÉ…EOΠATPAΣ BAΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ
Obverse Description:     Veiled and draped bust of Cleopatra I, right, wearing a stephane, with scepter over shoulder
Reverse Legend:     ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Reverse Description:     Diademed bust of young Ptolemy VI, right, wearing chlamys
Mint:     Alexandria
Primary Reference:     Svoronos -
Reference2:     BMC -
Reference3:     Leu 20, lot 180
Photograph Credit:     Leu 20
Special Comments:     This appears to be the only known coin issued in the name of Cleopatra I. Leu assigns it to the mint of Paphos, but Catherine Lorber reassigns it to Alexandria.
Grade:     EF, scratch on obverse