Superb Ancient Greek Gold Coin of King Philip II of Macedon, 323 BC For Sale
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Superb Ancient Greek Gold Coin of King Philip II of Macedon, 323 BC

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An exceptional example of Greek numismatic art. A Philip II stater, a posthumous issue from the Magnesia mint, circa 323-319 BC. The obverse with an exquisite head of Apollo, a laurel wreath running through the wild curls of his hair. The reverse shows Philip II in a two horse chariot, the horses rearing and braying as Philip grips the reins in his left hand and raises his goad with his right. The inscription below reading: F??????? "Of Philip" Bee below horse's feet and spearhead below inscription. This coin was struck from dies which were engraved by a true master of his art. An outstanding piece, perhaps the finest of its type in private hands. Weight: 8.60 g Diameter: 18.35 mm Provenance: British private collection, acquired from Spink 2000-2001.

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    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 0.71 in. x Dm 0.71 in.H 1.8 cm x Dm 1.8 cm
  • Diameter
    0.71 in. (1.8 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU1052214230802
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