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Philip Tetradrachm


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AR Philip II Tetradrachm 359-336 B.C. (14.48g,24 mm) minted 342-336 B.C. O: Laur.head of Zeus r.; LeRider 323ff. Pella mint. R: Nude jockey riding r. carrying palm branch. Prize ribbon attached to horse’s ear; thunderbolt below, monogram in ex; PHILIP POY. G: EF “Magnificent style both in the regal head of Zeus in high relief and in the superbly modeled musculature of the horse, depicting even the veins on the underbelly. Lovely iridescent old cabinet toning.” S: Edward J. Waddell Ltd.

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Macedon:Philip II, Alexander III, & successors

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One of my personal favorite coins, and once again, you have a beauty.

 

A wonderfully dignified Philip. And wonderful detail on the reverse.

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