Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE21, Double Unit, E Control Mark, 359-336 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE21, Double Unit
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; right hand raised; fulmen below; E control mark to right of horse
Size:
21.06mm, 8.6g, 10h
Grade:
aVF, dark blue-green patina
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1531; ex Lanz (ebay) 2013
References:
SNG ANS 839; Drama 85; HGC 3, 881; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos -; SNG Christomanos. -; Müller -; SGCV II -

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Philip II of Macedon was King of Macedon and father of Alexander III "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.