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Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AV Stater, Thunderbolt Control Mark, struck c. 340/36-328 BC, Le Rider Plate Coin

9,500.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, Pella mint
Authority:
Philip II
Denomination:
AV Stater
Composition:
Gold
Date:
circa 340/36-328 BC
Obverse:
Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Charioteer driving biga right; thunderbolt below
Size:
18.24mm, 8.58g, 10h
Grade:
Good VF, underlying luster, a few light marks
Pedigreed:
Provenance:
Pedigreed: illustrated in Le Rider; from the Ealing Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group Printed Auction 90 (23 May 2012), Lot 422; ex Classical Numismatic Group Printed Auction 111 (29 May 2019), Lot 104; ex Bâle 1975
Reference:
Le Rider 123A (D59/R94 – this coin, illustrated); SNG ANS 135; HGC 3, 846 corr. (reference)
Special Information:
This coin is published and illustrated in the standard reference for the gold and silver coinage of Philip II: Le Rider, G. Le monnayage d’argent et d’or de Philippe II frappé en Macédoine de 359 à 294. (Paris, 1977).
Philip II of Macedon was King of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III Arrhidaeus. The gold staters of this type is differentiated principally by the different symbols and letters which appear. These symbols and letters, known as control marks, were used to identify the officials responsible for a particular issue of coinage.
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