Alpha Bank

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The power of money, the money of power

Back in 93-97 BC, the public treasury didn't hire companies to chase up customers who were behind on their payments. They had a much simpler and effective method: a money collector armed with a wooden cudgel. On a tetradrachm struck in Macedonia at the time, the tools of the quaestors trade - the club and money chest - are seen on one side, with a portrait of Alexander the Great on the other.