Macedon, uncertain mint
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; torch(?) control mark beneath horse
19.63mm, 6.6g, 11h
]gVF, fine style, boldly struck, shiny black patina, smooth surfaces
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1533; Lanz (ebay) 2013
Apparently unpublished; SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG München -; SNG Dreer -; Drama -; HGC 3, 882 var. (control mark); SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Saroglos -
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This coin is apparently unpublished and potentially unique. No like examples were found in key references, public collections or past auctions. Two prior auction houses were unable to find a reference.
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.