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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)


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.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins