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
References:
SNG Fitzwilliam 496; Drama 34; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Saroglos -; SNG Manchester -; SNG Fitzwilliam -; SNG Kikpe -; 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.