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Tetrobol of Ainos with head of Hermes

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


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–365 B.C.


Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0792.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.65 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins