Pergamene Kingdom Attalos I Soter 241-197 BC Silver Tetradrachm VF/F

Ancient Coins - Pergamene Kingdom Attalos I Soter 241-197 BC Silver Tetradrachm VF/F
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Pergamene Kingdom, Attalos I Soter 241 - 197 B.C., In the Name of Philetairos
 
SH70868. Silver tetradrachm, Westermark Group VIB; SNG BnF BnF 1626; BMC Mysia p. 117, 45; McClean 7685, VF/F, excellent portrait, uneven toning, 16.753g, 30.5mm, 0o, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, Philetairos (founder of the Attalid dynasty) diademed head right; reverse Athena enthroned left, crowning dynastic name ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ to left, holding spear and resting left arm on shield, XAP monogram inner left, bow on right ; very rare with this monogram
 
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.
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