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Philip II of Macedon - Bronze Horserider Coinage References

How to use this List

  • Presently, there is no published reference which lists all variants of the bronze coinage of Philip II of Macedon.
  • The most comprehensive reference is SNG ANS Part 8, but there are many variants missing.
  • We have reviewed as many published references which catalogue these types of coins as we could get our hands on.
  • We believe that the list below is the most complete list that exists for these types.
  • Our list includes three apparently unpublished specimens, from our very own collection.
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  • Note that greek letters are described instead of displayed to assist searching.
  • A simple search tool is provided. It filters the list based on what you enter. Filter by the variables. Is your horserider facing right or left, where is the control mark etc. Note that some variants appear to be the same but for an additional control mark on the obverse (not always visible!).
  • Alternativelyl you may download the excel version of this document if you find that easier.
  • A special thank you to Dane from Wildwinds for reviewing and tidying up the spreadsheet to make it easier to use. Download it here
NumberDenominationSNG ANSSNG MunchenSNG CopSNG Alpha BankDramaHGC 3OtherObverse HeadReverse HorseRight Hand (SNG ANS)Petasos (SNG ANS)Control Mark Obverse LocationControl Mark Obverse TYpeControl Mark Reverse LocationControl Mark Reverse TypeDie AxisComments
1Double unit830141-42687881-rightrightY---rightA10h-
2Double unit831141-42687881-rightrightY---rightA2h-
3Double unit832142---881-rightrightY---rightD7h-
4Double unit833143-144-427-428-881-rightrightY---rightE10h-
5Double unit834143-144-427-428-881-rightrightY---rightE10h-
6Double unit835145---881-rightrightY---right[ or E4h-
7Double unit836---86881-rightrightY---rightE, retrograde3h-
8Double unit837-581431-881-rightrightY---rightO or Theta6h-
9Double unit---434---rightrightY---rightPhi10h-
10Double unit---435---rightrightY---belowear of corn2h-
11Double unit838--432-433-881-rightrightY---rightGamma (retrograde)4h-
12Double unit839---85881-rightrightY---below, rightfulmen, E7h-
13Double unit840---85881-rightrightY---below, rightfulmen, E2h-
14Unit------Apparently unpublishedrightright----belowAI and grain-ear12hSee Example
15Unit------Apparently unpublishedleftright----belowprow?10hSee Example
16Unit------Apparently unpublishedrightright----belowtorch?11hSee Example
17Unit841-612-18882-rightright-Y (and Cop.)--N/AN/A10h-
18Unit---339---leftright----N/AN/A10h-
19Unit842----882-rightright-Y--belowvE monogram6h-
20Unit843----882-rightright-Y--belowvE monogram3h-
21Unit844---78882-rightright-Y--belowLambdaA4h-
22Unit--616----leftright----belowLambda, vertical fulmen4hfulmen described in Cop. As uncertain symbol. Appears to be a fulmen from the plate.
23Unit845-60136719882Muller 249rightright-?--belowgrain ear6hcalled barley-ear in Drama
24Unit846-604-21884Muller 50leftright----belowbucranium9h-
25Unit847-604-20882Muller 50rightright----belowbucranium7h-
26Unit848147-149608-22882Muller 201rightright----belowcoiled serpent, with dot in coil7h-
27Unit849147-149608-22882Muller 201rightright----belowcoiled serpent, with dot in coil9h-
28Unit850150-155602-603354-35823882Muller 173rightright----belowspearhead2hSpearhead downwards in SNG Alpha Bank 357-358; and in Munchen 150,151,154-5
29Unit851150-155602-603354-35823882Muller 173rightright----belowspearhead12hSpearhead downwards in SNG Alpha Bank 357-358; and in Munchen 150,151,154-5
30Unit852---25884-leftright----belowspearhead downwards12hSpearhead downwards in SNG Alpha Bank 357-358; and in Munchen 150,151,154-5
31Unit853--35924882, 883-rightleft----belowspearhead2h-
32Unit854156-15760936526882Muller 188rightright----belowprow6h-
33Unit855156-15760936526882Muller 188rightright----belowprow10h-
34Unit856---27882-rightright----belowhelmet10h-
35Unit857----882-rightright----belowhelmet, with hanging strings10h-
36Unit858-600-28882Muller 62a (Philip III)rightright----belowpentagram2hstar, in drama
37Unit859-600-28882Muller 62a (Philip III)rightright----belowpentagram4h-
38Unit860---29882Muller 149rightright----belowcrescent facing left2h-
39Unit--606360--Muller 149rightright----belowcrescent facing upwards2hSNG Alpha Bank lists as variant to ANS 860 and Drama 29. Plate not clear enough to understand why - but appears crescent may be facing upwards instead of to the left
40Unit---361---rightright----belowcrescent behind rider12h-
41Unit861--37030882Muller 185rightright----belowbull forepart, head facing6h-
42Unit862--37030882Muller 185rightright----belowbull forepart, head facing4h-
43Unit863158-159---884Muller 185leftright----belowbull forepart, head facing3h-
44Unit864160-362-36331882Muller 212rightright----belowdolphin12h-
45Unit865----884Muller 212leftright----belowdolphin3h-
46Unit866161-36432882Muller 141rightright----belowivy leaf3h-
47Unit867161-36432882Muller 141rightright----belowivy leaf7h-
48Unit868162-164-351-35333882Muller 82rightright----belowclub3h-
49Unit869165--34882Muller 67rightright----belowtrident head6h-
50Unit870165--34882Muller 67rightright----belowtrident head10h-
51Unit87116661336835-Muller 67rightleft----belowtrident head3h-
52Unit872167-168-371-37336885-leftleft----belowuncertain (helios head?)9h-
53Unit873167-168-371-37336885-leftleft----belowuncertain (helios head?)12h-
54Unit874167-168-371-37336885-leftleft----belowuncertain (helios head?)4h-
55Unit875--36938882-rightright----belowgoat's head4h-
56Unit876---37884-leftright----belowgoat's head10h-
57Unit877---39882-rightright----belowinverted causia or petasus, with hanging strings4h-
58Unit878---39882-rightright----belowinverted causia or petasus, with hanging strings6h-
59Unit879---39882-rightright----belowinverted causia or petasus, with hanging strings9h-
60Unit----40-Muller 235leftright----belowcausia (?)-
61Unit880-60734943882Muller 9rightright----belowhorizontal fulmen9h-
62Unit881169-34943882Muller 9 rightright----belowhorizontal fulmen2h-
63Unit882--347-34841884Muller 9leftright----belowhorizontal fulmen6h-
64Unit883---44882-rightright----belowvertical fulmen7h-
65Unit884170-171-340-34542882, 884-leftright----belowvertical fulmen7h-
66Unit884170-171-34642882, 884-leftright----belowdiagonal fulmen2hdiagonal variant identified in Alpha Bank
67Unit885173--45882-rightright----belowfly12h-
68Unit886---46882Muller 161rightright----belowgrape cluster4h-
69Unir-185-----rightright----left, belowAP monogram, grape cluster-
70Unit887174-35047882Muller 112rightright----belowcantharus10h-
71Unit888174-35047882Muller 112rightright----belowcantharus6h-
72Unit889175605--882Muller 94rightright----belowstar10h-
73Unit890175---884Muller 94leftright----belowstar3h-
74Unit-176-----rightright----belowhammer and sickle?9hdescribed as tools below horse, hammer and sickle?
75Unit-177588----rightright----belowA- monogram (A with horiztontal line emanating from the top of the A)6h-
76Unit891----882Muller 254rightright----belowbow7h-
77Unit892----884-leftright----belowcaduceus and fulmen3h-
78Unit893----882-rightright----belowuncertain (helmet / hat, with broad scallped rim?)9h-
79Unit894-583-62882-rightright----belowA7h-
80Unit895----882, 885-leftleft----left, belowA, uncertain marking9h-
81Unit896178-179589395-39748882Muller 286rightright----belowAI monogram7h-
82Unit897178-179589395-39748882Muller 286rightright----belowAI monogram3h-
83Unit898180596-597-51882Muller 255rightright----left, belowAI monogram, bow4h-
84Unit899180596-597-51882Muller 255rightright----left, belowAI monogram, bow4h-
85Unit900180596-597-51882Muller 255rightright----left, belowAI monogram, bow6h-
86Unit901180596-597-51882Muller 255rightright----left, belowAI monogram, bow2h-
87Unit902181598-50882Muller 83rightright----left, belowAI monogram, club9h-
88Unit903182--52882Muller 73rightright----belowAI monogram, trident head7h-
89Unit904---52882-rightright----left, belowAI monogram fulmen6h-
90Unit905183-184592403-40449882-rightright----belowAI monogram, B7h-
91Unit------Muller 256??----belowNI monogram?-
92Unit90618659139454882Muller 288rightright----belowAP monogram3h-
93Unit907187---882Muller 288rightright----belowAP monogram, pellet2h-
94Unit908---53882Muller 74rightright----belowAP monogram, trident head4h-
95Unit909188599405-882Muller 215rightright----belowAP monogram, dolphin9h-
96Unit910----882-rightright----belowA with dot inside2h-
97Unit911----882-rightright----belowA with dot inside9h-
98Unit912190---882-rightright----belowDelta2h-
99Unit913191584-69882Muller 126rightright----belowDelta I2h-
100Unit914191584-69882Muller 126rightright----belowDelta I4h-
101Unit-192-----leftright----I Delta6h-
102Unit----80--rightright----belowDelta?-
103Unit915193-194585-59882-rightright----belowE7h-
104Unit916193-194585-59882-rightright----belowE2h-
105Unit917------rightleft----belowE9h-
106Unit918195-378-380-884-leftright----belowE4hAlpha Bank attributes to ANS 956-9 and Drama 81-2, which appears incorrect as no obv. letter referenced or visible in plates
107Unit919-586381-38360882-rightright----belowE, retrograde12h-
108Unit920-586381-38360882-rightright----belowE, retrograde2h-
109Unit921----882-rightright----belowE Gamma monogram (E with top bar hanging)4h-
110Unit922----884-leftright----belowE Gamma monogram (E with top bar hanging)4h-
111Unit923197-198593399-40070882Muller 129rightright----belowHP monogram2h-
112Unit924---71882-rightright----belowHP monogram, retrograde12h-
113Unit925---71882-rightright----belowHP monogram, retrograde2h-
114Unit---398---rightright----belowH Gamma monogram5h-
115Unit-199----Muller 291rightright-Y-- belowK6h-
116Unit926200-384-38573882Muller 117rightright----belowO with dot in centre12h-
117Unit927201--75882-rightright----belowO with dot in centre, P10h-
118Unit928201--75882-rightright----belowO with dot in centre, P12h-
119Unit929202595-74882-rightright----belowkoppa with dot in centre (similar to f )12h-
120Unit930202595-74882-rightright----belowkoppa with dot in centre (similar to f )10h-
121Unit931---72882-rightright----belowI2h-
122Unit932---72882-rightright----belowI3h-
123Unit-196-401--Leipzig 579rightright-Y--belowYE monogram6h-
124Unit933203--61884-leftright----below>E monogram4h-
125Unit934---61884-leftright----below>E monogram10h-
126Unit-211-----rightright--leftAbelow>E monogram12h-
127Unit935204-206-386-38763-Muller 91 (Philip III) Lambda dotrightright----belowLambda, with dot in middle12h-
128Unit------Muller 275??----belowLambda?-
129Unit----64--rightright----belowLambda O monogram-
130Unit936-590-77-rightright----belowLambda E monogram2h-
131Unit937-590-77--rightright----belowLambda E monogram2h-
132Unit----79--rightright----belowLambda Y monogram-
133Unit-215-----rightright----below, rightE, L12h-
134Unit938-587--882Muller 293rightright----belowM (?)10hDefinitely M in SNG Cop.
135Unit939207614388-39058--rightleft----belowN2h-
136Unit-208610-55--rightright-Y (Cop.)--belowN-
137Unit---402---rightright--leftA or LbelowN4h-
138Unit94020959440657882-rightright----belowN, trident head6h-
139Unit941210--56882-rightright----belowNI7h-
140Unit942210--56882-rightright----belowNI12h-
141Unit943----882-rightright----above-left, belowXi, bow in case12h-
142Unit944--391-39365882-rightright----belowGamma4h-
143Unit945--391-39365882-rightright----belowGamma7h-
144Unit--615-67--rightleft----belowGamma2hdescribed in Cop. as P reversed
145Unit946------leftright----belowGamma9h-
146Unit947212-----leftleft----belowGamma3h-
147Unit948213-214--68884-leftright----belowGamma, vertical fulmen within7h-
148Unit949213-214-40766882-rightright----belowGamma, dolphin10h-
149Unit--611----rightright----belowUgamma monogram6h-
150Unit950---76882-rightright----belowP above A, uncertain marking (koppa or phi, grape cluster, race torch)?3hDrama Hoard misdescribes as A koppa
151Unit951---76882-rightright----belowP above A, uncertain marking (koppa or phi, grape cluster, race torch)?4h-
152Unit952----882-rightleft----belowS (retrograde) (?)9h-
153Unit953----882-rightright----belowYE monogram12h-
154Unit954--37483882-rightright--leftAbelowA7hAlpha Bank attributes to Drama 80? And to ANS 894?? Wrong. Clearly the Alpha Bank example at 373 has letter on obverse. 374 omitted as symbol is unclear.
155Unit955---83882-rightright--leftAbelowA10h-
156Unit956---81882-rightright--leftAbelowE6h-
157Unit957---81882-rightright--leftAbelowE3h-
158Unit958--376-37781882-rightright--leftAbelowE2h-
159Unit959--376-37781882-rightright--leftAbelowE12h-
160Unit960---82884-leftright--rightAbelowE2h-
161Unit961----882-rightright--leftAbelowO with dot in centre4h-
162Unit962-582-84882-rightright--leftAbelowGamma7h-
163Unit963-582-84882-rightright--leftAbelowGamma10h-
164Unit964----882-rightright--leftDbelowvertical fulmen (?)2h-
165Unit965----884-leftright--rightDbelowhorizontal fulmen3h-
166Unit966----884-leftright--rightH (over 2 pellets?)belowvertical fulmen9h-
167Unit967----884-leftright--rightLbelowvertical fulmen2h-
168Unit968----882-rightright--leftLbelowGamma10h-
169Unit969------leftright--right4 pelletsbelowvertical fulmen6h-
170Unit970----884-leftright--rightuncertain markingapparently no marking6h-
171Unit971----882-rightright--leftcounter-markbelowmarkings not preserved3h-