Ryro Posted May 25, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted May 25, 2022 In celebration of my brand new (to me) Greek/ Roman Republic/wanna be MSC/ Alexander the Great/Tetradrachm (or, if you prefer, Greco-Romano-wanna-be-MSC-O-Alexandros-Tet). I thought it would be fun to start a Tet thread. Kicking off the fun is the man every Roman wished he were, Alexander The Great. Perfectly quaffed hair, strong straight nose, eyes like the sea after a storm. Enough about me though. Heeere's ATG! MACEDON AS ROMAN PROVINCE. Aesillas (Quaestor, circa 93-87 BC). Tetradrachm. Thessalonika. Obv: MAKEΔONΩN. Head of the deified Alexander the Great right, with horn of Ammon; Θ to left. Rev: AESILLAS. Fiscus (money chest), club and sella curulis; Q to upper right. SNG Copenhagen 1330; HGC 3.1, 1110. Near very fine. 15.30 g. 27 mm. Purchased from Numismatik Naumann March 2022 My second latest tetradrachm comes from Bill Rosenblum (lots of people don't realize that was the name of Sicily until very recently) and is assuredly top coin of 2022... this far: Sicily, under the tyrant Gelon Silver tetradrachm (16.91 gr, 25 mm) Obv: Slow quadriga being driven r. by male charioteer, Nike above crowning horses Rev: Head of Artemis-Arethusa right, 4 dolphins around legend, ΣVRAKOΣI-ON Popular type. Boeh-353, SNG-113 Toned VF, obverse somewhat grainy. Purchased from Bill Rosenblum March 2022 Now that you've cleaned the drool off of your chin🤪 Let's not forget those wonderful Macedonian shield tetradrachms: In order of rarity. Artemis: Macedonia under Roman rule AR tetradrachm- 16,21 gram,31 mm, struck after 168AD at Amphipolis obv: diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos facing right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield, shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents rev: Club of Herakles within oak wreath, monograms and legend around, thunderbolt at left AMNG III, 159, SNG Cop 1314, BMC 2 Ex NB-Numismatics Pan: Antigonos II Gonatas - Demetrios II Aitolikos, 277/6-239 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.78 g, 5 h), Amphipolis, circa 246/5-229. Horned head of Pan to left, wearing goat's skin around his neck and with lagobolon behind; all within the center of a Macedonian shield adorned with stars and crescents. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIΓONOΥ Athena Alkidemos striding to left, hurling thunderbolt with her upraised right hand and holding shield with her left; in field to left, Macedonian helmet with transverse crest; in field to right, monogram of HΛ. Panagopoulou Period III, Group 10, 52 (011/R - but similar to R50). SNG Ashmolean 3258. Well centered. Purchased from Herakles Numismatics May 2021 Aaand Perseus! Philip V (221-179 BC). Tetradrachm. Uncertain Macedonian mint. Obv: Head of Perseus left, wearing winged helmet surmounted by griffin's head; harpa in background; all in the centre of Macedonian shield. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Club right between legend in two lines; all within wreath right. SNG München 1125; HGC 3.1, 1056. Condition: Fine. Weight: 16.91 g. Diameter: 30 mm. Purchased from Numismatik Naumann November 2021 Even harder to find was this rare lifetime con of Alexander with Zeus dribbling an MSC: Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (28mm, 10h). ANACS XF 40. Lifetime issue of Amphipolis, ca. 336-323 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, left leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; Macedonian shield in left field. Price 57. Purchased from Heritage Auctions October 2021 Of course papa Philip II had some wonderful tets that redefined ancient coinage: Philip II AR Tetradrachm. Pella, 342-336 BC. Lifetime issue. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth on horseback right, holding palm and reins; thunderbolt below, [N in exergue]. Le Rider 222-306. 14.22g, 24mm, 7h. VF. Purchased from Savoca July 2021 And even the Celts wished they were Alexander: Danubian Celts - Imitative Alexander Tetradrachm 300-200 BCE Obv: traces of greatly degraded stylised head of Herakles right. Rev: garbled legend to right, stylised Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and sceptre; IML monogram in left field. 68 grams. Fine. [No Reserve] Provenance Property of a North London gentleman. Literature De La Tour 9640; Cf. Lanz 911-914 Purchased from Timeline auctions May 2021 Hopefully this thread helped ease what was ailing you... But, as you all know, there are SO MANY MORE TYPES OF TETS OUT THERE!!! So please, bring out your Tets, thoughts or anything Monty Python related! Ps, what do you call a frozen Tet? 22 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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