Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, Horseman Left, N 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 left; N control mark beneath horse
Size:
16.62mm, 5.4g, 5h
Grade:
gF, dark patina, rough surfaces
Provenance:
ex Ilya Zlobin
References:
SNG ANS 939; SNG Copenhagen 614; SNG Alpha Bank 388-390; SNG München 207; Drama 58; cf. HGC 3, 881-885; cf. SGCV II 6696-6699; SNG Saroglos -; Müller -; Mionnet -

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These types with the horseman facing left are rare. Surprisingly, Hoover's Handbook of Greek Coinage, appears not to to list this type.

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.