Drachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 357–342/1 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 068.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes, facing three-quarters to right, wearing wide petasos with small circle of pearls on top and chlamys about neck.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Elaborate chair or throne to left, arm ending in a ram’s head; sphinx supporting arm. Above, a herm of Hermes. In field at left, a kantharos.
Inscription in field at right.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (said to be from a small hoard found at Philadelphia in Lydia); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1200.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour