Person: Philippos II son of Amyntas

Record ID: 3656
Name: Philippos II
Father's Name: Amyntas
Place of Origin: (Macedonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -348 to -348 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -352 to -352 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -356 to -356 )
List of Disciplines:
chariot: ___
chariot: ___
equestrian: keles
List of References:
Plu. Alex. 3, 4
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), nos. 434, 439, 445
Comment: King of Macedonia. Plutarch mentions a victory with a racing-horse at the Olympia in the year of Alexander the Great's birth (356 BC). He also won chariot-races, the victories were celebrated on coins. The specific chariot-race remains problematic (synoris or harma). The dating of the coins give a clue to the victory dates, though not without uncertainty. Moretti 1957, nos. 439, 445 suggests the 107th and 108th Olympiads (= 352 and 348 BC).