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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 263–241 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.17

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Philetairos right.
Reverse: Athena enthroned left, spear in left hand, shield with gorgoneion in right.
At left, ivy leaf. At right, bow.
Monogram on throne and Greek inscription at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne auction, The Carlyle, 983 Madison Avenue, New York, December 9, 1983, lot 84); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Ariadne auction by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; January 18, 1984: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour