Printed Auction 42 Lot 79

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Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection
Printed Auction 42 Lot 79

KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes II. 197-158 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 16.53 gm. 36 mm. In the name of Philetairos. Pergamon mint. Struck circa 180-159 B.C. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena enthroned left, resting on shield to right, crowning ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ (dynastic name) to left; transverse spear in background, filleted thyrsos to outer left, ΣΩ to inner left, strung bow to right. Westermark Group VII, V.CXLVIII/R3. SNG BN 1631. Kray-Morkolm Essays, p. 214, 15 plate 49,1. Near Extremely Fine; beautiful gray old collection toning with luster in devices; light porosity. Exceptionally fine style, handsome Hellenistic portrait, sharply struck on a giant flan. Choice for issue. Very Rare variety.

Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Greek and Roman Coins II (Sothebys, 21-22 June 1990, lot 472–realized $1430 plus 10% commission).

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