Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE19, Head Left, Vertical Thunderbolt Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE19
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing left
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; vertical thunderbolt control mark beneath horse
Size:
19.12mm, 7.9g, 3h
Grade:
VF, well struck, attractive black patina
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1533; ex Lanz (ebay) 2013
References:
SNG ANS 884; SNG Alpha Bank 340-345; SNG München 170-171; SNG Aberdeen 139; Drama 42; Portolos 7; HGC 3, 884; SGCV II 6699 var. (control mark); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Saroglos -;

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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.