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Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes to the right in close-fitting cap with beaded border. Hair in loose curls. Reverse: In incuse square, a goat walking to right. At right nude boy sitting full front, head to left holding up an ivy twig, to goat. 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. 463); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–412 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0781.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.607

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins