Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE20, Eagle Control Mark, 359-336 BC, Unique and Unpublished
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE20
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; eagle control mark beneath horse
Size:
20mm, 6.47 g, 1h
Grade:
VF, green surfaces (repatinated)
Rarity:
apparently unique and unpublished, no other examples known to Ancient Coin Traders
Provenance:
From the Belgica Collection, ex Pecunem/Numismatic Neumann 39 (3 January 2016), Lot 75; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 415 (28 February 2018), Lot 415
References:
SNG ANS -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Saroglos -; Drama -; Müller -; Mionnet -; Portolos Collection -; Hersh Collection -; HGC 3, 882 var. (control marks); SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control marks);

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Apparently unique and unpublished. This ancient greek coin of King Philip II is not listed in any major references; other examples of this variant could not be found in online auction archives or in major collections. This coin is not currently for sale. Please contact us if you wish to acquire it.

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.