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Macedonian Kings, 359-336 BC., Philip II, uncertain mint in Macedonia, Æ 17, SNG ANS 850-851.

Macedonian Kings, Philip II, uncertain mint in Macedonia, 359-336 BC.,
Æ 17 / unit (denomination A) (17 mm / 6,8 g), bronze,
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Rev.: ΦIΛIΠΠO[Y] , youth on horse prancing right; spearhead below.
SNG ANS 850-853 ; SNG Alpha Bank 354-8 .

From CNG / : The obverse of this coin features the head of the god Apollo, who became the tutelary deity of Philip II in 353 BC during the Third Sacred War. Vowing he would fight on behalf of the god, whose sacred Treasury at Delphi had been stolen, precipitating the conflict, he used the war as an opportunity to expand his control in Greece. The rider on the reverse, similar to the reverse of his tetradrachms, ostensibly extolls his victory in the horse race at Olympia in 356 BC. However, the reverse also recalls the earlier Macedonian royal types, possibly an attempt to emphasize his Macedonian ancestry.

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