Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, Trident 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; trident-head control mark beneath horse
Size:
17mm, 7.6g,
Grade:
gVF, high relief, small flan crack at 7 o'clock on reverse, signs of being repatinated
Provenance:
ex Ilya Zlobin
Reference:
Drama 34; cf. Sear 6696-8; SNG Alpha Bank-; SNG Copenhagen-; SNG Kikpe-; SNG Berry-

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.