Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, Serpent 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; coiled serpent with dot in centre control mark beneath horse
Size:
17.08mm, 7.1g, 9h
Grade:
VF, high relief, shiny black patina, tight flan
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1533; Lanz (ebay) 2013
References:
SNG ANS 848-849; SNG Copenhagen 608; Drama 22; Müller 201; Mionnet 739; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos -

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Extremely rare coin. No examples in online auction databases.

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.