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ID:     751432
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Uncertain Thessalian Mint
Issuer:     Philotas
Date Ruled:     352-354 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Ae 14
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 352-354
Diameter:     14 mm
Weight:     3.05 g
Die Axis:     3 h
Obverse Description:     Philotas, Tribal Chieftan
Reverse Legend:     ΦΙΛΩ
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head reverted
Mint:     Uncertain
Primary Reference:     Rogers pg. 17, #3 (uncertain Thessalian issue)
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=60480
Special Comments:     Refer to Wartenberg, Philotas 4c (O1/R4 ­ this coin) for more information about this enigmatic coin.
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Extremely rare, only 19 specimens known to Wartenberg. Wartenberg attributes this rare bronze issue to Philotas, father of Parmenion who was general and confidante of Phillip II and Alexander III. What little we know of Parmenion suggests he was of a minor Macedonian royal house, and this coin was probably an issue of his father as a tribal chieftain or "king" in the area of Southern Macedon or Northern Thessaly. It appears that the weights of coins 4b and 4c in Wartenberg's listing have been confused.