Kingdom of Pergamum – Eumenes II (r. 197-159 BC) AR tetradrachm – Very Rare & Stellar Portrait

$2,300.00

Greece, Asia Minor. Hellenistic Period. Kingdom of Pergamum – Eumenes II (r. 197-159 BC) AR tetradrachm. Choice XF; rare, one of Eumenes’ best surviving numismatic portraits.

Description

Greece, Asia Minor. Hellenistic Period. Kingdom of Pergamum – Eumenes II (r. 197-159 BC) AR tetradrachm. Choice XF; rare, one of Eumenes’ best surviving numismatic portraits.

 

Design: Laureate head of Pergamene king Philetaerus (r. 282-263 BC) right / Athena seated left on throne, crowning Philetaerus’ name with a wreath and resting elbow on shield; thermos in left field, bow in right

Ref. SNG Paris -. Westermark V.CXXXII -. Cf. Leu Web Auction 11, lot 114 (hammer 2,800 CHF).

Dimensions: 32 mm / 16.92 gm / 1h

Condition: Choice XF; small countermark on chin, quite rare & a bold Hellenistic portrait. Certainly one of the finer depictions of Eumenes II in existence.

Video: Eumenes of Pergamum tetradrachm video

 

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