Dealer's Lot of 22 Macedonian Bronze coins of Philip II and Alexander the Great
- Macedon, unknown mint
- Philp II of Macedon
- AE Unit
- 359-336 BC
- Young male head, hair bound with taenia
- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing
- 17mm, 5.5g
- VG to gF
- ex Roma Numismatics Ltd E-Live Auction 1 (25-26 Jul 2018 ), Lot 1072 (part of)
- cf. SGCV II 6696 ff (for horserider type)
- Special Information:
- This lot of coins comprises mostly the 'horserider' bronzes of Philip II of Macedon and several Alexander III the Great types, with Herakles on the obverse and bowcase and club on the reverse.
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.