Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, Delta 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; Δ ("delta") control mark beneath horse
Size:
18.20mm, 6.5g, 5h
Grade:
Choice gVF, well centred on large flan, green patina, several scrapes
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1537; Lanz (ebay) 2015
References:
SNG ANS 912; SNG München 912; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); cf. Drama 80 (Δ?); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Saroglos -; Müller -; Mionnet -

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Rare control mark. Only two examples of this ancient coin found in online auction archives. Unpublished in most references.

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.