Berenice IV (?) (Musei Capitolini, Rome; ©!!!).
From S. Walker & P. Higgs, Cleopatra
of Egypt (2001).
IV: queen of the Ptolemaic
Empire, ruled from 58
Succeeded by: Ptolemy
annexes Cyprus; riots in Alexandria;
king Ptolemy XII Auletes is forced
to flee (September); the new rulers of Egypt are queen-mother Cleopatra
VI Tryphaena and Berenice IV
II Philoromaeus, the dethroned last king of the Seleucid
Empire, tries to obtain the Ptolemaic throne by marrying
Berenice IV, but the Roman governor
in Syria, Aulus Gabinius, prevents this.
57: Berenice becomes sole ruler
56: To improve her position, Berenice marries another Seleucid prince,
Seleucus Cybiosactes, son of Antiochus
X Eusebes and Cleopatra
V Selene. He is assassinated. A new husband is found:
Aulus Gabinius agrees
to support Ptolemy XII Auletes
55: Ptolemy XII returns to Alexandria
55: Berenice is killed