Coin - 1/5 Stater, King King Philip II, Macedonia, 359-336 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2346

A silver 1/5th stater coin issued by King Philip II of Macedonia in the period 359-336 BC

Reference: cf Sear vol.2 p.619 no. 6691 but head under horse
Die axis: 11
Statement Of Significance:
Philip II of Macedon was king of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC, he was the father of Alexander III ( the Great) and Philip III.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.304 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: horses, horse riding
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Macedonia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Kings of Macedonia
DateEra: 359-336 BC
Denomination: 1/5 Stater
Obverse Description: Head of Apollo facing right hair bound with tainia
Reverse Description: Naked youth on horse prancing to right, below horse the head of a man headed bull
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Philip II, Macedonia, Ancient Greek States, 359-336 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.16. Acquired by Eugene von Guerard from Lincoln of London.
Deity Depicted: Apollo (Ancient God)
References: cf Sear vol.2 p.619 no. 6691 but head under horse
  1. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  2. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1979, 619 Pages

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