Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, AI Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE18
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; AI control mark beneath horse
Size:
17.45mm, 6.0g, 3h
Grade:
aVF, well centred on tight flan, shiny dark-green patina, smooth surfaces
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1537; Lanz (ebay) 2013
References:
SNG ANS 896; SNG Alpha Bank 395-397; SNG Copenhagen 589; SNG Christomanos 202-203; SNG Soutzos 329; Drama 48; Müller 286; Mionnet 746; Weber 2069; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Saroglos -

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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.