“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety”
Shakespeare wrote these words in 1606, describing legendary beauty Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
An ancient coin suggests that Cleopatra may not have been as lovely as history remembers her.
But does it matter?
She was obviously bewitching enough to tempt the likes of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony (who incidentally doesn’t look so hot on this coin either).
How do you define beauty?