, Attalos I 241 - 197 B.C., In the Name of Philetairos
Attalus, a capable general, champion of the Greeks, and loyal ally of Rome, made a powerful kingdom. He earned the name "Soter" (savior) by defeating the Galatians, who had plundered and exacted tribute for more than a generation. In the Macedonian Wars he allied with Rome against Philip V of Macedon.SH70868. Silver , Group VIB; BnF 1626; p. 117, 45; 7685, VF/F, excellent portrait, uneven , 16.753 g, maximum 30.5 mm, 0o, mint, 235 - 210 B.C.; Philetairos (founder of the Attalid dynasty) diademed right; enthroned left, crowning dynastic name ΦIΛETAIPOY to left, holding spear and resting left arm on , XAP inner left, bow on right; very with this ; $480.00 (€427.20)
, , c. 200 - 133 B.C.
GB71985. Bronze AE 15, cf. 1910 - 1912, 1376; 383 ff. var. (different ), 3962 var. ( ), VF, green , 3.280 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 0o, mint, c. 200 - 133 B.C.; of right in helmet ornamented with a ; facing owl with spread wings, branch in talons, AΘHNAΣ above, NIKHΦOPOY below and ΓA left, uncertain right; $145.00 (€129.05)
, , c. 2nd Century B.C.
, was located to the northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey, 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of .GB71675. Bronze AE 18, 1885 ff.; 2429; 396; p. 131, 179 var. ( ), 1374 var. (same), VF, green , 7.193 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; helmeted of right; AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY, of captured arms, ΘΛ inner left, lower right; $135.00 (€120.15)
, , c. 2nd Century B.C.
, was located to the northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey, 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of .GB71726. Bronze AE 20, 1374; 396; 1875; p. 131, 172 ff., VF, nice green , small areas of earthen encrustation, 6.019 g, maximum 19.9 mm, 0o, mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; helmeted of right; AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY, of captured arms, lower right; $110.00 (€97.90)
Smyrna, , Time of the Antonines, c. 169 - 185 A.D.
Smyrna, (Revelation 2:8-11) - the church that would suffer persecution (2:10).GB77499. Bronze AE 20, p. 155, 42 & pl. 8 (V9/R35); 1287; , p. 255, 165; -, Nice VF, , dark green with earthen highlighting, 5.655 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 180o, Smyrna ( , Turkey) mint, c. 169 - 185 A.D.; ZEYC AKPAIOC, of Zeus Akraios right; CMVPN-AIΩN, standing facing, wings open, right, wreath in beak; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 28 (1 Feb 2015), lot 255; $95.00 (€84.55)
, 282 - 133 B.C.
Philetaerus deserted in 282 B.C., taking control of and a large treasure deposited there. At first nominally a Seleukid suzerainty, grew into a strong, prosperous and independent kingdom. These bronze coins were struck in the name of the founder throughout all succeeding reigns.GB76464. Bronze AE 14, 349; p. 119, 58; 1682 ( in photo but not described), gVF, attractive , and struck, nice green , 1.931 g, maximum 13.7 mm, 90o, , mint, c. 282 - 133 B.C.; of right, wearing helmet decorated with a ; strung bow, tiny within, ΦIΛE/TAIPOY divided in two lines above and below; $80.00 (€71.20)
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