I still say that Cleopatra was beautiful. I know there’s been disparaging remarks made about her nose before, but this coin reveals that she had a pointed chin, thin lips and sharp, aqualine nose. Somewhat like myself in fact.
Better than Marc Antony anyway, with his bulging eyes, thick neck and nasty-looking hook nose.
This tiny coin shows the head of Marc Antony, while Cleopatra is on the reverse. The image on the coin is far from being that of Elizabeth Taylor, but old Marc bears a strong resemblance to Richard Burton.
Roman writers merely said that Cleopatra was intelligent, sharp-witted, possessed of good humour and that she was charismatic. Her voice was known as seductive, and she had a wonderful laugh. Isn’t that beautiful enough?