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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Philetairos of Pergamon

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

241-197 BCE, Issued by Attalos I Soter
Reign of Philetairos of Pergamon, 282–263 BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Pergamon, Mysia, Asia Minor (now Turkey)

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Philetairos diademed to right
Reverse: Athena seated to left, crowning the name, shield against the seat, bow behind

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Philetairos of Pergamon

Origin

Pergamon

Date

Struck 241 BCE–197 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Α

Dimensions

Diam. 2.8 cm; 16.39 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4910

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