Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AE Unit, E Control Mark, ICG Certified and Slabbed
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Denomination:
AE Unit
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right; A to left
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; E control mark beneath horse
Size:
17-18mm, circa 6g, 2h
Grade:
VF, fine style, well centred, dark patina, some pitting on reverse
Provenance:
IGC certified 1275680115, ex Stack's Bowers January 2018 NYINC Auction (15-16 January 2018), Lot 22019
References:
SNG ANS 956-960; SNG Alpha Bank 376-377; SNG Saroglos 87; Drama 81; SNG Copenhagen 585 var. (no A on obverse); Mionnet 726 var. (no A on obverse); HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control marks); SNG Soutzos -; Müller -

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Coin has been graded and authenticated by ICG

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.