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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Thessalonica (?), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.181

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins