Macedon, uncertain mint
AE22, Double Unit
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; right hand raised; E (or lunate Σ) control mark to right of horse
22.20mm, 8.4g, 7h
VF, well struck, dark blue-green patina, some roughness
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 23, Lot 1531; ex Lanz (ebay) 2013
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.