Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
430–412 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0785.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.00 gm.

Accession Number

00.183

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes, almost full-front to left, wearing a close-fitting cap ornamented with a row of beads.
Reverse: In an incuse square a goat walking to right with a barley-corn and bunch of grapes in front of him. Inscription in Greek above his back.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund