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Diobol of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes to right wearing close-fitting cap with beaded border. Hair in loose locks. Reverse: In incuse square a goat to right, foreleg raised over a grasshopper. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 471); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–412 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0783.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.30 gm.

Accession Number

04.612

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins