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Drachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes, facing three-quarters to right, wearing wide petasos with small circle of pearls on top and chlamys about neck. Border of dots. Rev: Elaborate chair or throne to left, arm ending in a ram's head; sphinx supporting arm. Above, a herm of Hermes. In field at left, a...

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By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (said to be from a small hoard found at Philadelphia in Lydia); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1200.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 357–342/1 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 068.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins