Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, Head Left, >E 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 left
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; >E control mark beneath horse
Size:
16.61mm, 5.6g, 6h
Grade:
gF, green and brown patina, reverse off-centre, cleaning marks and scrapes
References:
SNG Alpha Bank 401; SNG ANS 933-4; SNG Saroglos 85; Drama 61; HGC 3, 884; SGCV II 6699 var. (control mark); SNG Copenhagen -

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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.