Philip II, Macedon  359-336 BC

 

Philip II, Macedon 359-336 BC

Silver tetradrachm, 26mm, 14.52 gm.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: FILIPPOU
Horseman with branch, thunderbolt below.

Pella mint, 342-336 BC.

Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, gained control of Macedon in 359 BC. Ca. 356 BC he acquired the gold mines of Mt. Pangaeum, married Olympias, and his horse was victorious at Olympia. By 337 he had become hegemon over all Greece, he was murdered the following year at Aigai by Pausanias.

Le Rider, 199.

Inv#: 5440

$4,500

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