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
Reference:
SNG Alpha Bank 354; SNG ANS 850-3; SNG Copenhagen 603; Müller 173; Drama 23; cf. Sear 6696-8

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.