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Live auction - bgr_568134 - MYSIA - PERGAMENE KINGDOM - ATTALOS I SOTER Tétradrachme

MYSIA - PERGAMENE KINGDOM - ATTALOS I SOTER Tétradrachme AU/XF
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bgr_568134
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 220-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pergame, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée présentant un joli portrait de haut-relief. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise avec des reflets bleutés au droit
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen

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 grappe de raisin ; sous le coude, A ; derrière, un arc posé verticalement.
Reverse legend : FILETAIROU/ A.
Reverse translation : (de Philétaire).

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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