Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AR Tetradrachm, Thunderbolt and N Control Marks, Le Rider Plate Coin, Hoard Coin, struck c. 342/1-337/6 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, Pella mint
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 342/1-337/6 BC
Obverse:
Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ, Youth on horseback right, holding palm frond and reins; below horse, thunderbolt; in exergue, [N]
Size:
24.90mm, 14.46 g, 10h
Grade:
Choice VF, fine style, boldly struck, reverse off centre, attractive cabinet toning
Rarity:
rare die combination
Provenance:
Pedigreed: illustrated in Le Rider; from the 1965 Thessalonica (or Olympias in Chalcidice) region hoard (CH I, 37); ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 410 (29 November 2017), Lot 15; ex Birkler & Waddell II (11 December 1980), Lot 124;
References:
Le Rider 234 (D117/R189 – this coin, illustrated); SNG ANS 385ff (different dies); SNG Saroglos 49-50 (same); SNG Alpha Bank 272 (same); SNG Ashmolean 2459-2461 (same); Müller 11; HGC 3, 864 (same); SGCV II 6680 var. (vertical thunderbolt); SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Berry -; SNG Christomanos -; SNG Soutzos -; Mionnet -

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