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Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AE Unit, Bucranium Control Mark

125.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Authority:
Philip II
Denomination:
AE17
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; bucranium (?) control mark beneath horse
Size:
16.44mm, 5.0g, 5h
Grade:
F, tight flan
Provenance:
From the Belgica Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 415 (28 February 2018), Lot 691 (part of)
Reference:
SNG ANS 847; SNG Copenhagen 604; SNG Christomanos 199; Drama 20; Müller 50; Mionnet 745; BMC Online 2002,0101.1597; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos -
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.
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