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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 95–70 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica (?)

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund