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Bauslaugh, R.A. Silver Coinage with the Types of Aesillas the Quaestor. ANS Numismatic Studies 22. (New York, 2000).

A standard reference and systematic die study of the Macedonian tetradrachms issued with the name of Aesillas the Quaestor during the Roman occupation of Macedonia in the first century B.C. Includes chapters on "Metrology and Production Controls," "Overstrikes" and "Hoards and Circulation." 119 pages, 15 excellent plates.

Q - Thessalonika mint
B, reversed B, or BI monogram - Bottiaean (or Pella?) mint
No mark - uncertain mint

Bauslaugh Groups Quick Key
I. No theta on obverse (exceptions 6C and 6D), early style, dies 1/1-6D/33, pls. 1-2
II. Theta on obverse, early style, sometimes A or TA monogram above wreath, sometimes pellet below sella (chair), sometimes pellet under sella and wreath knot, dies 7/26-13/76, pls. 2-4
III. BI monogram  below chin (O14) or reversed B behind (O15A-15B) on obverse, rare, dies 14/61-15B/88, pls. 4-5
IV. SI on obverse, SVVRA LEG PRO Q on reverse, rare, dies 16/76-19/99, pl. 5
V. Theta sometimes with pellet in center of horn (O20-21) on obverse, sometimes pellet below sella (chair) or Q, dies 20/100-31/135, pls. 5-7
VI. Theta on obverse, no pellets on reverse, most common group with 52 obverse and 166 reverse dies, dies 32A/136-83/298, pls. 7-11
VII. CAE PR on obverse, dies 84/299-87/307, pl. 11
VIII. Theta on obverse; combinations of pellets on the reverses; poorer style, engraving and strike, dies 88/312-102/372, pls. 11-12

Also see:

Bauslaugh Countermarks
Bauslaugh Posthumous


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