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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].

Provenance

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.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.606

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins