Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, Retrograde E 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; retrograde E control mark beneath horse
Size:
17.63mm, 6.4g, 9h
Grade:
Near F, darkly toned, some pitting from corrosion
Provenance:
ex Ilya Zlobin
Reference:
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.