A Woman to Know: Fulvia

Antony himself was ready to put upon Fulvia the blame for whatever was charged against himself. — Plutarch

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Wife to three politically powerful Romans (including Marc Antony, before Cleopatra), enemy to Cicero (supposedly piercing his corpse's tongue with her own golden hairpins), alleged mob organizer (hence her vast wealth), the most powerful female figure in Rome during the Perusine War in 41 BC and, most significantly of all, the first non-mythological woman to appear on Roman currency.

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