Philetaerus

Philetaerus (/ˌfɪlɪˈtrəs/; Ancient Greek: Φιλέταιρος, Philétairos, c. 343 –263 BC) was the founder of the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon in Anatolia.[2]

Philetaerus
Marble bust of Philetaerus. Roman copy from 1st century AD of the Greek original. Naples National Archaeological Museum.
King of Pergamon
Reign282–263 BC
Predecessorpart of Lysimachus kingdom
SuccessorEumenes I
Bornc. 343 BC
Tieium[1]
Died263 BC
Kingdom of Pergamon
GreekΦιλέταιρος
DynastyAttalid dynasty
FatherAttalus
MotherBoa
ReligionGreek polytheism
Coin, depicting the head of Philetaerus on the obverse and seated Athena, Greek goddess of war and wisdom, on the reverse, struck during the reign of Eumenes I (263 BC–241 BC)