Cypriot Bronze Coins of Cleopatra VII with Caesarion

How were these two ancient bronze coins determined to be coins of Cleopatra with her son Caesarion (44 to 30 BC)?


This website presents a review of some generally unrecognized coins of Cleopatra VII  (see illustrations below, click to enlarge).  


5.50g, 23mm;  Svoronos 1842: Click to enlarge


6.23g, 25mm;  Svoronos 1843: Click to enlarge

These two types of coins have been overlooked or misinterpreted in various catalogs and reviews of Ptolemaic coins. 
They are sometimes assigned to Cleopatra's father (Ptolemy XII), and they have also been presented as coins
of her uncle (Ptolemy, King of Cyprus), or her brother (Ptolemy XIV) and sister (Arsinoe IV).

Although, in 1908, Svoronos attributed these coins to Cleopatra VII, his attribution has been largely ignored. 
However, there is good evidence that supports his assignment to Cleopatra VII
during the co-regency with her son Caesarion (son of Caesar).

The background and evidence in support of Svoronos' attributions are given in this website (that includes a manuscript).


Click  Description of the Coins  to begin a review of these attributions.