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Hemidrachm of the Ainianoi (Aenianes) with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon laureate to left; long flowing hair. Reverse: Warrior hastening to left and looking back, sword at his side, spear in right hand, shield in left hand and chlamys on left arm. At left [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 300 B.C.

Mint

Hypata (?) (the Ainianoi), Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0871.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.749

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins