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Live auction - bgr_403368 - MYSIA - PERGAMENE KINGDOM - ATTALOS I SOTER Tétradrachme

MYSIA - PERGAMENE KINGDOM - ATTALOS I SOTER Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 650 €
End of the sale : 27 September 2016 14:20:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 220-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large parfaitement centré deux côtés avec le grènetis bien visible au droit. Belle tête de Philétaire. Frappe un peu molle au revers à l’usure régulière. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Weil du 21 juin 2000, n° 16 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et diadémée de Philétaire à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : VERTICALEMENT.
Reverse description : Athéna assise à gauche, couronnant de la main droite le nom de Philétaire, le coude gauche posé sur un bouclier ; devant une feuille de lierre ; sous le coude, A ; derrière, un arc posé verticalement.
Reverse legend : FILETAIROU/ (AQ).
Reverse translation : (de Philétaire).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II, p. 151, n° 3010, pl. 90 (A/ 49), groupe IVA, Westermark).

Historical background


Mysia - UNITED PERGAMON - Attalus I SOTER

(241-197 BC)

Mint on behalf of Philétaire

Philétaire, a eunuch, was the first keeper of the treasure of Lysimachus Pergamum, treasure more than 9,000 talents more than 54 million drachmas. He betrayed his master to Seleucus I and became independent in 282 BC Attalus was the cousin or nephew Philétaire. He fought successfully Galatians and Antiochus Hierax. Faithful ally of the Romans who helped him against the expansionist ambitions of Philip V of Macedon, he died at the beginning of the conflict between Antiochus III the Great (223-187 AC)..

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