Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 455–452 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0770.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm.

Accession Number

97.418

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes, profile to right, wearing close-fitting cap, on which a border of dots.
Reverse: Goat in profile to right.
In front: a herm of Hermes standing on a throne, on the back of which hangs a wreath.
In front of the herm a small caduceus.
Inscription in Greek above goat..
All in incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund