Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
430–412 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0779.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.41 gm.

Accession Number

04.609

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes to right wearing close-fitting cap with beaded border. Hair in curly locks.
Reverse: Incuse square in which a goat is walking to right on line.
At right kerykeion.
Above, inscription in Greek.

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

Regling does not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund