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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)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–365 B.C.

Mint

Ainos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.619

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins