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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)

Provenance

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 did not list this as a Greenwell coin.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–365 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0786.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.73 gm.

Accession Number

04.614

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins