Macedon, uncertain mint
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; AI control mark beneath horse
16.32mm, 7.2g, 6h
aEF, well centred on tight flan, dark-brown patina, smooth surfaces
ex Solidus Numismatik e.K. Premium Auction 20 (21 October 2017), Lot 36
SNG ANS 896-897; SNG Alpha Bank 395; SNG München 178-179; SNG Copenhagen 589; SNG Christomanos 202-203; SNG Soutzos 329; Drama 48; Müller 286; Mionnet 746; Weber 2069; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Saroglos -
List of references used by Ancient Coin Traders
One of the best preserved specimens of this type. It is in higher grades than the plate coins referenced above!
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.