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

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Obverse: Head of deified Seleukos I to right, wearing a fillet. Reverse: Athena seated left, with helmet, shield, spear and aegis. Monogram in exergue. At left, leaf upwards. At right: inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 1908, for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 274–263 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon (Kingdom), Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1608.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.88 gm.

Accession Number

08.359

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins