Macedon, uncertain mint
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; retrograde E control mark beneath horse
17.63mm, 6.4g, 9h
Near F, darkly toned, some pitting from corrosion
ex Ilya Zlobin
SNG Alpha Bank 381-3; SNG Copenhagen 586; SNG ANS 919; Drama 60; cf. Sear 6696 ff; cf. HGC 3, 882
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.