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Drachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes to right in close-fitting cap with beaded border, braid showing behind ear. Reverse: In incuse square, goat walking on line to right. At right calf's head (?). Above, [inscription].


By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 270 [not illustrated]); 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. 462); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 478–450 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0776.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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