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

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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 a bow, a bunch of grapes and the letter A....

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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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 241–197 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon (Kingdom), Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

Accession Number

09.279

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins