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Tetradrachm 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 the ear. Reverse: In incuse square, a goat to right. At right of goat, ivy leaf at right of crescent moon. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

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. 460); 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. 0774.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.604

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins