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Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC, AE Unit, Horseman Left, Trident Control Mark

135.00 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 left; trident-head control mark beneath horse, handle to the right
Size:
17.20mm, 5.2g, 9h
Grade:
aVF, shiny dark patina, looks much better in hand
Provenance:
ex Ilya Zlobin (2017)
Reference:
SNG ANS; 871; SNG München 166; SNG Copenhagen 613; SNG Alpha Bank 368; Drama 35; HGC 3 -
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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