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Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AE Unit, Dolphin over AP Control Mark

275.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Authority:
Philip II
Denomination:
AE Unit
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; dolphin over AP control mark beneath horse
Size:
16.78mm, 6.4g, 12h
Grade:
VF, silky dark green patina, a few pits
Provenance:
From the Belgica Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 415 (28 February ) Lot 62, ex Pecunem/Gitbud & Neumann 21 (7 September 2014) Lot 106
Reference:
SNG ANS 909; SNG Alpha Bank 405; SNG München 188; SNG Copenhagen 599; Müller 215; Mionnet 752; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II Sear 6696-6698 var. (control mark); Drama -; 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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