Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, Kantharos 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; kantharos control mark beneath horse
Size:
17.96mm, 5.4g, 5h
Grade:
gVF, well centred, attractive black patina with yellow-green highlights
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1533; Numismatik Naumann GmbH (vcoins) 2012
References:
SNG ANS 888; SNG Alpha Bank 350; SNG München 174; SNG Saroglos 79-80; Drama 47; Müller 112; BMC Online 1866,1201.1045; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Soutzos -; Mionnet -

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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.