Ancient Coinage of Mysia, Pergamon, Eumenes III


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Eumenes III Aristonikos, last Attalid ruler of Pergamon, 133-129 BC.


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Eumenes III Aristonikos of Pergamon, 133-130 BC. Apollonis, Lydia mint, AR Cistophore Tetradrachm. Serpent emerging from cista mystica, within ivy wreath / two snakes entwined around a bow case, thunderbolt above, heads of Zeus & Dionysos to left & right, BA - EV within serpents' coils, AΠ-OΛ below. SNG vA 2897. TextImage
SNG vA 2897Eumenes III, king of Pergamon. AR cistophore, Apollonis, Lydia mint, 132-130 BC. 12.61 g. Dated year 3 of his revolt = 131-130 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; thunderbolt above, heads of Zeus and Dionysos to left and right, BA-EY across fields, date Gamma on lower part of bowcase, AΠ-OΛ across lower field. SNG von Aulock 2897; Kleiner & Noe Series 2.TextImage
SNG vA 3198Eumenes III, king of Pergamon. AR cistophore, Thyateira mint, 132-130 BC. 12.44 g. Dated year 2 of his revolt = 132-131 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; thunderbolt above, ΘYA to left; male head (Dionysos?) to right; BA-EY and date B across fields. SNG von Aulock 3198; Kleiner & Noe Series 1; Robinson, Cistophori 1-3.TextImage
TLA 85553Pergamon AR Cistophore, 25.88mm, 11.99 g. 160-150 BC. Possibly overstruck by Aristonikos (later known as Eumenes III) ca 131-129 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, with serpent emerging to left, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect to left and right of an ornamented bow-case. BAΣ(?) monogram applied post-strike at upper left, AΡT monogram applied post-strike (over the original ΠEΡ monogram) at centre left, owl standing front in right field. Coin Hoards CH 8.537, 140; Kleiner 37; Balikesir hoard (IGCH 1326) for host coin. TimeLine Auctions int. 85553.TextImage
Sear #4740Lydia, Thyateira. Eumenes III (Aristonikos), pretender to the throne of Pergamon. 133-130 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Dated year 2 (of his revolt=132/1 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / bow-case with serpents; thunderbolt above, ΘYA, to left; male head (Dionysos?) to right; within coils of serpents, BA-EY and B (date). Robinson 5, Kleiner & Noe Series 1, SNGvA 3198. TextImage
See also: Search for Eumenes III at CoinArchives.com
Entry for Eumenes III on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Mysia/pergamon/eumenes III in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Mysia/pergamon/eumenes III at AsiaMinorCoins.com

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