On coins Cleopatra is portrayed in a realistic manner with a large, decisive aquiline nose and prominent forehead. The coins of Cleopatra also document her.
But a tiny, silver coin that went on display at a British university in February 2007 suggests Cleopatra's beauty may be Hollywood fiction. The coin, a denarius.
QUEEN CLEOPATRA JULIUS CAESAR & MARK ANTONY Roman Lover Egypt Greek Coin NGC VF. CLEOPATRA VII 51BC JULIUS CAESAR & MARK ANTONY Lover Egyptian Greek Coin CLEOPATRA VII Queen JULIUS CAESAR MARK ANTONY Love Ancient Greek Coin NGC Ch VF*. Card hands Receive Market Alerts. Ironically, what he means is that, had her nose been smaller, she would have lacked the dominance and strength of character. A decade later, after Cleopatra had married Antony, the Syrian-Roman type presents a quite different profile of the queen.