, Attalos I 241 - 197 B.C., In the Name of Philetairos
Attalus, a capable general, champion of the Greeks, and loyal ally of Rome, made 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 , Group VIB; BnF 1626; p. 117, 45; 7685, VF/F, excellent portrait, uneven , 16.753 g, maximum 30.5 mm, 0o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, 235 - 210 B.C.; Philetairos (founder of the Attalid dynasty) diademed right; enthroned left, crowning dynastic name ΦIΛETAIPOY to left, holding spear and resting left arm on , XAP inner left, bow on right; very with this ; $430.00 (Ä382.70)
, , c. 2nd Century B.C.
, 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 side of the Caicus (Bakircay) River. It was the capital of the Kingdom of under the Attalid dynasty, 281-133 B.C. is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of .GB71675. Bronze AE 18, 1885 ff.; 2429; 396; p. 131, 179 var. ( ), 1374 var. (same), VF, green , 7.193 g, maximum 18.8 mm, 0o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd century B.C.; helmeted of right; AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOPOY, of captured arms, ΘΛ inner left, lower right; $120.00 (Ä106.80)
, 282 - 133 B.C.
Philetaerus deserted in 282 B.C., taking control of and a large treasure deposited there. At first nominally a Seleukid suzerainty, 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, 349; p. 119, 58; 1682 ( in photo but not described), gVF, attractive , and struck, nice green , 1.931 g, maximum 13.7 mm, 90o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, c. 282 - 133 B.C.; of right, wearing helmet decorated with a ; strung bow, tiny within, ΦIΛE/TAIPOY divided in two lines above and below; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
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