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Tetradrachm of Macedonia with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Aesillas

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Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, with flowing hair, and horn of Ammon. Behind, mint initial, a Greek theta. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Inverted club within laurel wreath tied below. At left, money chest with cover and handle; at right, quaestor's seat. AESILLAS, followed...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 95–70 B.C.


Thessalonica (?), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0736.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins