Macedon, uncertain mint
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing left; A to right
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; unknown control mark (Π?)below horse,
19.02mm, 6.4g, 2h
gVF, fine style, dark black patina with earthen fill
apparently unpublished and unique, Only 1 example listed in the known references with left-facing head and A control mark on obverse, but that example is with an E control mark.
ex Ilya Zlobin (2017)
Exceptional portrait style. Unknown control mark. This coin is not for sale.
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.