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

285.00 AUD

Origin:
Macedon, uncertain mint
Authority:
Philip II
Denomination:
AE18
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
359-336 BC
Obverse:
Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right
Reverse:
ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; ΘP (theta-ro) control mark beneath horse
Size:
18.43mm, 4.9g, 9h
Grade:
gVF, well centred, attractive green patina, minor chips on edge
Rarity:
very rare
Provenance:
From the Maple Leaf Collection, ex Triskeles 24 (16 July 2018) Lot 28
Reference:
SNG ANS 927-928; SNG München 201; Drama 75; HGC 3, 882; SGCV II 6696-6698 var. (control mark); SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Copenhagen -; Müller 50-
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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