Rare small AE13 (dichalkon or eighth unit) of the famous Cleopatra (51-30 BC) - type with Cleopatra's portait, mint of Paphos, Cyprus, Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt

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Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right / Double cornucopiae. 13mm, 1.95 grams. Paphos mint. Kreuzer p. 43; Svoronos 1161 (Ptolemy IV); Weiser -; SNG Copenhagen 649.

Kreuzer, in his book The Coinage System of Cleopatra VII and Augustus in Cyprus, assembles evidence pointing towards a later date for the small Ptolemaic bronzes in circulation on Cyprus, attributing them to Cleopatra VII, rather than the time of Ptolemy IV and Arsinoë III. The evidence includes the discovery of a Ptolemaic mint at Paphos, striking these small coins at the very end of the Ptolemaic period.