Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Pergamon with head of Philetairos, struck under Eumenes I
about 263–241 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Pergamon (Kingdom)
Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour