Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, Spearhead 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; spearhead control mark beneath horse
Size:
18mm, 7.3g, 3h
Grade:
gVF, large flan, attractive blue-green patina, reverse struck off-centre
References:
SNG ANS 850-851; SNG Alpha Bank 354; SNG Copenhagen 602-603; SNG München 150-155; SNG Saroglos 76; SNG Manchester 642; Drama 23; Müller 173; Mionnet 750; BMC Online THO.588; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark)

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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.