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Cleopatra was

Lover of Julius Caesar

Lover of Mark Antony

defeated by Augustus

Found at the Villa of the Quintilii on the Via Appia.
Cleopatra VII of Egypt wearing a melon hairstyle with a bun and a broad diadem.
The portrait is a close match with coin portraits minted at Alexandria and Ascalon.
Vatican Gregoriano Profano Museum.

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