Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, AI and Grain-Ear 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 advancing right; AI and grain-ear control mark beneath horse
Size:
18.00mm, 6.9g, 12h
Grade:
Choice gVF, well centred on large flan, green patina
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1537; Lanz (ebay) 2012
References:
Pegasi Numismatics Auction XXII, Lot 104; HGC 3, 882 var. (control marks); SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control marks); SNG ANS -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Saroglos -; Drama -; Müller -; Mionnet -

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Apparently unpublished. This ancient greek coin of King Philip II is not listed in any major references. There is only 1 example in online auction archives which is from a different set of dies. The closest coin it resembles is SNG 903 which has an AI and trident control mark. This coin is not currently for sale. Please contact us if you wish to acquire it.

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.