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Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes, almost full-front to left, wearing a close-fitting cap ornamented with a row of beads. Reverse: Incuse square, in which AINION, a goat walking to right, and in front of him a barley-corn and a bunch of grapes. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–412 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0785.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.00 gm.

Accession Number

00.183

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins