Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, NI 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; A to left
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; retrograde E control mark beneath horse
Size:
18.13mm, 5.6g, 11h
Grade:
Choice gVF, the finest style, boldly struck, attractive green patina
References:
SNG ANS 942 var. (A on obverse); Drama 56 var. (A on obverse); SNG München 210; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos -

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The finest style. A very rare coin. The only example of its type in online auction records

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.