Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE20, Torch Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE20
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; torch(?) control mark beneath horse
Size:
19.63mm, 6.6g, 11h
Grade:
]gVF, fine style, boldly struck, shiny black patina, smooth surfaces
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1533; Lanz (ebay) 2013
References:
Apparently unpublished; SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG München -; SNG Dreer -; Drama -; HGC 3, 882 var.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This coin is apparently unpublished and potentially unique.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. This coin is not for sale. Please contact us if you wish to acquire it.

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.