De handtekening van Cleopatra



A new text on papyrus contains a royal ordinance of Cleopatra from
February 33 in which she exempts the right-hand man of Mark Antony,
Publius Canidius Crassus, from taxes on his land in Egypt and, up to a
certain level, from import and export duties. The papyrus is the original
disposition and contains the fiat of the queen written in her own hand.
The text gives us a unique glimpse of the "foreign" policy of Cleopatra
which was firmly grounded in Egyptian realities.