I know I know. Your saying, Ryro, that coins been beat up more than Mike Tyson's speech therapist! To which I say (in a most smug voice), ya, but in all the right places. The trippy Philip V swirl boss looks great. While you can still see the general design of the shield. It's the PROW with the very easily readable "BOTTEATΩN" that in hand jumps right out at you (especially in this bright beautiful silver that's tricky to capture. Maybe due to it being crystalized?). FW Walbank says that these Bottiaean coins were minted in Pella (Birth place of Alexander the great and Philip V)! (Being charismatic, energetic, good looking and King of macedon made many at the time make the unachievable comparison of Philip V to Alexander) Sadly, Phily will be most remembered for choosing to side up with Hannibal during his invasion of Rome...oops! This and his sons repeated attacks on Rome and broken treaties supposedly forced Rome's seemingly complacent hand. But that's down the road. In his heyday, a young Dynamo named Philip, was sailing around the Aegean in those fast and stern gallies, was able to capture a number of islands and territories owned by Egypt at the time. Pergamum and Rhodes getting tired of being beaten up by the Macedonians, who had allied with Spartan pirates for their services in raiding rhodian freight, saw the writing on the wall and teamed up with other allies to defeat the Macedonians at the battle if Chios... Only to get trounced again a few months later at Lade! A period known as the beginning of the Cretan wars. This is the Philip V I like to think of looking at this coin: Philip V Bottiaiai (Spartolos) AR Pentobol. Circa 185-168 BC. Macedonian shield / Prow of galley right, on which BOTTEATΩN, ΘΕ below. BMC Macedonia p. 64, 3; SNG Evelpidis1207. 1.32g, 12.73mm. Good Very Fine. Former: M Breitsprecher This type was struck by Philip V of Macedon on behalf of the Bottiaeans.BMC Macedonia 3 type A nice example but crystalized and broken Share those silver sailing beauties, bronze ones as well, Philip V, broken but not beaten coins or anything you think will add to the thread and our collective intelligence!