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Cleopatra Gold Plated Thimble Egyptian Historical Collectible Th

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This highly detailed thimble was cast in fine pewter before being plated with 22ct Gold and looks much better than in the picture.

Cleopatra VII  ( 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC)

(The last Egyptian Pharaoh)

 Cleopatra originally ruled jointly with her father and later with her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, whom she married as per Egyptian custom, but eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she formed a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name. After Caesar's assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar's legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). With Antony, she bore the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios, and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. Her unions with her brothers produced no children. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian's forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC.

To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture. Her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatisations of her story in literature and other media, including William Shakespeare's tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, Jules Massenet's opera Cléopâtre and the 1963 film Cleopatra. In most depictions, Cleopatra is put forward as a great beauty, and her successive conquests of the world's most powerful men are taken as proof of her aesthetic and sexual appeal.

Made in England by skilled pewter artisans.

Please note this offer is for one thimble, we have used two thimbles in the picture to help show the all-round detail of the thimble.

Carefully Packaged with a certificate of authenticity.

Height approx 45mm.

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