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CNG 91, Lot: 244. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERGAMON. Eumenes I. 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.00 g, 1h). Struck circa 255/50-241 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena enthroned left, resting on shield to right, holding transverse spear; to left, ivy leaf above spear, monogram below; bow to outer right. Westermark Group IVA (V.XXIX/R.3); SNG France –; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; Meydancikkale –. EF, toned, light scrape on reverse. Extremely rare transitional issue with shield and ethnic on right, Westermark records only six examples, all in museum collections (ANS, Berlin, Firenze, London, Munich, and Vienna).