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Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes a little to left of full front, wearing close-fitting cap with beaded border; hair flying loose, Reverse: In incuse square a goat walking to right. At right eight-rayed star. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878 Sotheby Sale (Subhi Pacha), no. 20 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 472: from Subhi sale, 1878, no. 20); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–412 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0784.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins