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Tetrobol 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 an amphora, between legs an astragalos. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 279 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 478); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–365 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0788.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.617

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins