Tetrobol of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
412–365 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0788.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.617

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, between legs an astragalos.
At right, an amphora.
Above, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 279 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 478); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund