Tetradrachm of Macedonia with head of deified Alexander the Great, struck under Aesillas
about 95–70 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica (?)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0736.
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great to right, with flowing hair, and horn of Ammon.
Behind, mint initial (a Greek theta)
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Club within laurel wreath.
At left of club, money chest with cover and handle; at right, quaestor’s seat.
Inscription in Greek above club. Greek letter koppa (for quaestor) above seat.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund