#10059 Bronze – 350 BC, Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! Pretty !! - For Sale
#10059 Bronze – 350 BC, Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! Pretty !!
Historical Context: This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE (494 - 168 BC) during the reign of Philip II. When Philip II was young he won two Olympic equestrian victories. His coins often commemorate those victories. This reverse of this coin shows Philip II's jockey on horseback. Some believe the reverse is intended to be Alexander the Great (as a boy) on Horseback, referring to a challenge that Philip issued to Alexander regarding riding a certain horse.
Rev: Youth on Horseback
Diameter: 16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition: Fine plus, Great patina