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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
197–159 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1614.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.961

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Philetairos laureate to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Athena seated to left on throne without back, right hand crowning name, left elbow on shield standing beside her, spear against her shoulder; she wears chiton, himation, aegis, and crested Corinthian helmet.
At extreme left cornucopia.
Inscription in Greek below right hand. Monogram in field below right arm.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list this as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund