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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 of hair showing behind ear. Reverse: In incuse square, a goat to right. At right, an owl in profile to right. Above, inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscription)


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. 461); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 478–450 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0773.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins