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

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

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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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 197–159 B.C.


Pergamon (Kingdom), Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins