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Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes to right wearing close-fitting cap with beaded border. Hair in curly locks. Reverse: Incuse square in which a goat is walking to right on line. At right kerykeion. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–412 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0779.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.41 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins