Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, YE Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE18
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman wearing petasos advancing right; YE control mark beneath horse
Size:
18.1mm, 5.7g, 9h
Grade:
Choice VF, attractive green patina with earthen fill, double strike on reverse
Provenance:
Ex FORVM Ancient Coins
Reference:
SNG ANS 842; SNG München 162; SNG Leipzig 579; cf. Sear 6696-8; SNG Alpha Bank-; SNG Copenhagen-; SNG Saroglos-; SNG Kikpe-; SNG Burton 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.