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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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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.


Pergamon (Kingdom), Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.04 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins