CLEOPATRA I, wife of Ptolemy V, daughter of Antiochos III, King of the Seleucid Empire
Cleopatra I Syra (204–176 BC) was a queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, the wife of Ptolemy V, and the mother regent for her minor son, Ptolemy VI Philometor.
Cleopatra I, was born in Syria as a princess of the Seleucid Empire, the daughter of Antiochus III the Great and Laodice III. Her marriage to Ptolemy V in 193 BC was part of a peace agreement known as the Treaty of Raphia, which ended the conflict between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires. This marked the first time a Ptolemaic queen was not of Macedonian Greek descent, a significant departure from tradition.
Ptolemy V, died in 180 BC, leaving Cleopatra I as regent for their young son, Ptolemy VI.
Obverse: Wreathed head of Isis right (Isis, an Egyptian deity, the wife of Orisis, the God of the Dead)
Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle standing left with spread wings
Diameter: 27 mm
Silver-plated lead-free metal, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.