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Coin: ar tetradrachm

Museum number:
8-4424
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21080004424
Accession number:
Acc.147
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin; AR; Tetradrachm; Greek. 16.99 grams, 31 mm. Attalus I, 241-197 BC. Pergamon, Turkey. Obverse: bust of Philetaerus r. laureate. Reverse: ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena seated l. wearing crested helmet, chiton, and peplos; in field, bunch of grapes, X and bow; beneath, monogram.
Donor:
Alfred Emerson and M. Boissé
Collection place:
Pergamon (ancient city), Mysia
Production place:
Pergamon (ancient city), Mysia
Culture or time period:
Aeolian, Attalid dynasty (ca. 282–133 BC), and Mysians
Maker or artist:
Attalus I
Collector:
Alfred Emerson
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Athena (Greek deity) and Philetaerus (King of Pergamon)
Inscription:
ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
241-197 BC
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
linear 31 millimeters and weight 16.99 grams
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