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ID:     79000154
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIAN KINGS
Issuer:     Philip II
Date Ruled:     359-336 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     1/5 Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 315-294
Weight:     2.43 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse Legend:     ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Youth on horseback right; tripod below
Mint:     Uncertain Macedonian
Primary Reference:     Le Rider pl. 48, 13
Reference2:     SNG ANS 827-8
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=126665
Grade:     Near EF
Notes:     Posthumous issue, under Kassander, Philip IV, or Alexander (son of Kassander), circa 315-294 BC. Very rare issue with wreathed Apollo. This issue with the tripod control mark is the only time in this series of 1/5 tetradrachms when Apollo is wearing a wreath, rather than the canonical tainia. The wreathed portrait combined with the tripod suggests a special emission related to games. However, at present, the mint attribution is too uncertain (see Le Rider, p. 399), and the dating too broad, to link this type with any particular event.