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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Macedonian Kingdom| > GB97886
Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II of Macedonia, 359 - 336 B.C.
|Macedonian| |Kingdom|, |Macedonian| |Kingdom,| |Philip| |II| |of| |Macedonia,| |359| |-| |336| |B.C.|, NEWPhilip II became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born.
GB97886. Bronze AE 18, cf. SNG ANS 841 ff., SNG Cop 581 ff. (various control symbols), F, porosity, dark patina in recesses, tight flan, Macedonian mint, weight 5.887g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 180o, 359 - 336 B.C.; obverse head of Apollo right, wearing taenia; reverse ΦIΛIΠΠOY, nude male youth on horse pacing right, uncertain control symbol under horse's belly, convex field; from a Norwegian collection; $45.00 ON RESERVE











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