Cleopatra’s coinage : a case study of the Ptolemaic monetary system in Egypt.

Bronze Drachma coin of Cleopatra VII. This coin originates from the reign of the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt; Cleopatra VII Philopator (51 -30 BCE). Minted in Alexandria it is difficult to date coins precisely within her reign. However, from the inscription of ‘ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ’ we know it originates from the reign of ‘Queen Cleopatra’. …

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Thoughts on Elton’s ‘Tudor Revolution in Government’ …

Primarily hypothesised by Dr. G. R. Elton in his 1953 book, The Tudor Revolution in Government[1], the concept reflects the departure in style of government from the medieval to the modern during Henry VIII’s reign.  There has been much historiographic argument as a result of this seminal work. Elton emphasises the role of Henry’s chief …

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