Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, AI and B Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE17
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; AI and B control mark beneath horse
Size:
17.10mm, 5.5g, 9h
Grade:
gF, tight flan, black and green patina, smooth surfaces, minor pitting, bare metal on edges in two spots
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1537
References:
SNG ANS 905; SNG Alpha Bank 403; SNG Copenhagen 592; SNG München 183-184; SNG Saroglos 83; Drama 49; Mionnet 730; BMC Online 1911,0409.127; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); Müller -

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Philip II of Macedon was King of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III Arrhidaeus. The bronze series of this type is extensive and differentiated principally by the different symbols and letters which appear on the reverse and occasionally on the obverse. These symbols and letters, known as control marks, were used to identify the officials responsible for a particular issue of coinage.