Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Pergamon with head of Philetairos, struck under Attalos I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
241–197 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1613.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

09.279

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Philetairos to right with laurel wreath.
Reverse: Athena seated to left wearing chiton, himation, with aegis and crested Corinthian helmet, crowning the name with her right hand, resting her left on her shield.
In the field at right a bow, at left a bunch of grapes and letter A.
Inscription in Greek at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund