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ID:     75000129
Type:     Greek
Issuer:     Philip II
Date Ruled:     359-336 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 323/2-315
Weight:     8.55 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse Legend:     ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron and reins; thyrsos behind chariot, kantharos and S below horses
Mint:     Pella
Primary Reference:     Le Rider 556a (D234/R402 - this coin)
Reference2:     SNG ANS -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF
Notes:     Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon, or Kassander, circa 323/2-315 BC. Extremely rare issue with thyrsos, the only known example of this variety. Ex MÜnzen und Medaillen Liste 189 (April 1959), no. 16.Le Rider failed to notice the thyrsos on this coin, but did note that the obverse die for this issue is linked to his cat. no. 615, which has a thyrsos and Boeotian shield below the horses. Both of these issues with the thyrsos are extremely rare, with only one die combination known for each.