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Roman, Macedonia – 95 BC

Quaestor Aesillas

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Roman, Macedonia – 95 BC

Obverse: Bust portrait of the deified Alexander the Great facing right and wearing horn of Ammon.
Reverse: Within a laurel wreath; cista on the left, vertical Hercules club in center, sella to the right.

Obv: Greek legend, MAKEΔONΩN. Head of the deified Alexander the Great facing right, wearing horn of Ammon; monogram before neck. Rev: Latin legend, AESILLAS, the letter Q below. Cista (money chest) on left, vertical Hercules club in center, and sella (chair) to the right; all within a wreath with berries. Latin B below wreath.



The legends, documentation, and attribution for the above Roman provincial silver tetradrachm exhibits are currently in review. Please come back to visit this item again in the next few weeks.


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Value: Tetradrachm. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 16.82 grams. Mint: Uncertain (Pella?) mint. Date: After 95-70 BC.
Attribution: R.A. Bauslaugh, Silver Coinage of Aesillas the Quaestor, Group III, dies O14/R83, specimen O (this coin published with pedigree); SNG Copenhagen 1327; H. Gaebler, AMNG III 219; Fisher, ANS MN 30, 06/R16.

Legend, Documentation and Attribution