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Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of Hermes, profile to right, wearing close-fitting cap, on which a border of dots. Same as 97.417. Reverse: Inscription - AINI. Goat profile to right. In front a herm of Hermes standing on a throne, on the back of which hangs a wreath. In front of the herm a small caduceus. ...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 455–452 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0770.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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