Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
430–412 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0784.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.613

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes a little to left of full front, wearing close-fitting cap with beaded border; hair flying loose,
Reverse: In incuse square a goat walking to right.
At right, eight-rayed star.
Above, inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878 Sotheby Sale (Subhi Pacha), no. 20 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 472: from
Subhi sale, 1878, no. 20); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund