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Macedonia, Roman Rule, Quaestor Aesillas, 95 - 70 B.C.
This type was apparently intended to encourage Macedonian pride by portraying the legendary national hero of the Macedonians, and at the same time clearly communicate Roman authority with name and symbols of the Roman quaestor.
RS77035. Silver tetradrachm
Group VI (O76), SNG Lockett
1543, SNG Cop
1330, SNG Ashmolean
3305, AMNG III
223, SGCV I
1439, VF, toned
, porous, light deposits of copper salts, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece
) mint, weight
11.862g, maximum diameter
28.3mm, die axis
, 95 - 70 B.C.; obverse head of Alexander the Great
right with horn of Ammon
and flowing hair, Θ behind, MAKE∆ONΩN below; reverse
AESILLAS above money-chest (cista), club, and Q over quaestor's chair (sella curulis
), all within laurel wreath
, pellet below sella, pellet at end of Q; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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