Berenice IV [executed 55 BCE]

Daughter of  Ptolemy XII & Cleopatra V
Oldest sister of Cleopatra VII.

Popular princess, chosen to replace her unpopular father in a palace coup (58 BCE). Executed by him when he returned to the throne.

References: Plutarch, Parallel Lives: Antony 3.2-6.
                   Appian, Roman History: Mithridates 114.
                   Cassius Dio, Roman History 39.12-14,55-58.            

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