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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
93/2–88 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Thessalonike

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

60.1298

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the deified Alexander the Great to right, with ram’s horn; hair in separate curly locks falling long on neck.
At left, mint initial: Greek letter theta. Inscription.
Reverse: Club downwards within laurel wreath; at left , money chest with lid; at right, quaestor’s seat.
Above wreath, monogram. AESILLAS and Greek letter koppa.

Provenance

By 1960: with Cornelius C. Vermeule III who had acquired it in Athens on behalf of MFA; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour