Pergamene Kingdom, 282 - 133 B.C.
Philetaerus deserted Lysimachus in 282 B.C., taking control of Pergamon and a large treasure deposited there. At first nominally a Seleukid suzerainty, Pergamon 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, SNG Cop 349; BMC Mysia p. 119, 58; SNG BnF 1682 corr. (monogram in photo but not described), Choice gVF, attractive style, well centered and struck, nice green patina, weight 1.931 g, maximum diameter 13.7 mm, die axis 90o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 282 - 133 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with a griffin; reverse strung bow, tiny monogram within, ΦIΛE/TAIPOY divided in two lines above and below;
$70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00Pergamon, Mysia, c. 2nd Century B.C.
Pergamon, Mysia 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 north side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.GB71675. Bronze AE 18, SNG BnF 1885 ff.; SNG Tübingen 2429; SNG Cop 396; BMC Mysia p. 131, 179 var. (monogram), SNGvA 1374 var. (same), VF, green patina, weight 7.193 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY, trophy of captured arms, ΘΛ monogram inner left, Pergamon monogram lower right;
$120.00 SALE PRICE $108.00Peltai, Phrygia, 188 - 133 B.C.
The location of Peltai is unknown but it was probably on the Meander River. In 188 B.C., in accordance with the Treaty of Apameia, Peltai came under the rule of the Pergamon Kingdom. In 133 B.C., Attalos III Philometor bequeathed his kingdom, including Peltai, to the Roman Republic.GB69814. Bronze AE 12, HGC 7, 755 (R1); BMC Phrygia p. 347, 7 corr. (Zeus); SGCV 5169; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; SNG München -; SNG Tübingen -; Lindgren -, F, dark green patina, weight 2.927 g, maximum diameter 12.9 mm, die axis 0o, Peltae mint, 188 - 133 B.C.; obverse head of bearded Herakles right; reverse ΠEΛTH/NΩN, club with handle upward, Nemean lion skin draped over handle; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; rare;
$45.00 SALE PRICE $40.50Pergamene Kingdom, Attalos I Soter 241 - 197 B.C., In the Name of Philetairos
Attalus, a capable general, champion of the Greeks, and loyal ally of Rome, made Pergamon 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 tetradrachm, Westermark Group VIB; SNG BnF BnF 1626; BMC Mysia p. 117, 45; McClean 7685, VF/F, excellent portrait, uneven toning, weight 16.753 g, maximum diameter 30.5 mm, die axis 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, 235 - 210 B.C.; obverse Philetairos (founder of the Attalid dynasty) diademed head right; reverse Athena enthroned left, crowning dynastic name ΦIΛETAIPOY to left, holding spear and resting left arm on shield, XAP monogram inner left, bow on right; very rare with this monogram;
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Catalog current as of Sunday, February 26, 2017.
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