Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE21, Dolphin over AP 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; dolphin over AP control mark beneath horse
Size:
20.60mm, 7.1g, 3h
Grade:
gVF, well centred, very wide flan, smooth surfaces, repatinated, flan split
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1537; Lanz (ebay) 2015
References:
SNG ANS 909; SNG Alpha Bank 405; SNG Copenhagen 599; Müller 215; Mionnet 752; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II Sear 6696-6698 var. (control mark); Drama -; 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.