Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
about 409–407 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 066.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.12 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

58.307

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes to right, in close-fitting petasos with row of beads above the brim. Hair is particularly curly.
Reverse: Incuse square, within which a goat walks to the right; before him, two laurel sprays, one with berries.
Inscription above goat.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 1019); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 1156); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1072); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; March 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for
£ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour