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    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). AV half-stater (14mm, 4.28 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Amphipolis, ca. 340-328 BC. Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, forepart of leaping lion right, scallop shell below. Le Rider 1a (D1/R1). SNG ANS 280. SNG Berry 99. Very rare and seldom-encountered denomination! Appealing matte surfaces.

    If not for the incredible career of his son, Philip II of Macedon might today be known as "Philip the Great." Under his rule, Macedon transformed from a poor backwater to the most powerful state in the Greek world, setting the stage for Alexander's conquests. His coinage also set the pattern followed by his more famous son: The head of the young Heracles, beardless and wearing a headdress made from the skin of the Nemean lion, on this rare gold half-stater is the clear antecedent of the same type found on Alexander the Great's later silver coinage.


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