Drachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Early Classical Period
478–450 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0776.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.606

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes to right in close-fitting cap with beaded border, braid showing behind ear.
Reverse: In incuse square, goat walking on line to right. At right calf’s head (?).
Above, inscription in Greek.

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 270 [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. 462); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund