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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Mysia| > |Pergamon| > RP89910
Pergamon, Mysia, c. 133 - 67 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. When Attalus III died without an heir in 133 B.C., to prevent a civil war, he bequeathed the kingdom to the Roman Republic. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia.
RP89910. Bronze AE 22, SNG BnF 1790; SNGvA 1379; SNG TŁb 2445; SNG Cop 365; BMC Mysia p. 128, 142, aVF, brown patina with brassy spots, scratches, oval flan, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, weight 7.302g, maximum diameter 22.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 133 - 16 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with a star, EΠI ΠEPΓAMOY below; reverse Nike standing right, crowning ethnic with wreath in right hand, palm frond over shoulder in left, ΠEPΓAMHNΩN downward on right; $60.00











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