Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
about 413 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 065.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 16.61 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.249

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 curly.
Reverse: Incuse square, within which a goat walks to the right; caduceus at right.
Inscription above goat.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,280.-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour