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    Huge Flan

    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). AV stater (21mm, 8.54 gm, 10h). Posthumous issue of Pella, ca. 323-315 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right of refined stye / ΦIΛΛIΠOY, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron and reins; thunderbolt below. Le Rider 433 (D197/R321). SNG ANS 169. Well-centered on a huge flan. NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style.

    From The California Collection.

    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. The third son of the Macedonian king Amyntas III, Philip spent his youth as a hostage in Thessaly, where he absorbed the military genius of the Theban statesman Epaminondas. He ascended the throne of an impoverished Macedonian Kingdom in 359 BC and immediately began building an army along modified Theban lines, employing a disciplined phalanx of infantrymen wielding the formidable 16-foot pike, or sarissa. By crafty diplomacy and military might, he secured the Thracian city of Crenides, renamed it Philippi, and placed a garrison there to control the nearby gold and silver mines. This windfall enabled him to mint millions of gold and silver coins, drawing experienced soldiers from all over Greece into his service.


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