KINGS OF PERGAMON. Eumenes I, 263-241 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver plated bronze, 30 mm, 15.34 g, 10 h), an ancient forgery in the name and with the portrait of Philetairos, founder of the kingdom, c. 255/50-241. Laureate head of Philetairos to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ Athena enthroned to left, crowning the royal name with a wreath in her right hand, resting her left hand on her lap, and her left elbow on a round shield; to outer left, bunch of grapes; to inner left, Α; in field to right, bow. Cf. SNG BN 1616-20. SNG von Aulock 1358. Westermark Group IV. Well-centered and struck in high relief - an ancient forgery. Core exposed in a couple of spots, otherwise, very fine.
From the Vineyard Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group 45, 18 March 1998, 400.