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359-336 B.C. Philip II of Macedon Gold Stater


359-336 B.C. Philip II of Macedon Gold Stater

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One discerning collector can now own a magnificent rare gold coin honoring Philip II – who from 359-336 B.C. transformed the small kingdom of Macedon into a superpower of the ancient world. The skillful military and political leader conquered Thrace and Thessaly for their rich gold mines, modernized the Macedonian economy, gave his kingdom access to the sea, and subdued the Greek city-states (yet his son Alexander the Great would gain even greater prominence).

This high-relief gold Stater is remarkably well preserved in NGC-certified Choice About Uncirculated condition. The reverse, featuring a two-horse chariot in action, honors Philip II’s victory in the chariot race at the 346 B.C. Olympic games, while the obverse depicts the god Apollo with whom Philip identified (and who also drove a chariot). Each precise detail in Apollo’s hair and wreath and in the horses' muscular legs is as sharp as when it was hand struck over 2,300 years ago. Call now to reserve this ancient coinage treasure!