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

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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. (see media screen for monogram and inscription)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 263–241 B.C.


Pergamon (Kingdom), Mysia


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

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The Ancient World


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