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
Reference:
SNG Copenhagen 614; SNG Alpha Bank 388-390; SNG ANS 939; Drama 58; cf. Sear 6696-8; HGC 3, 882 var. (control mark)

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.