Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Early Classical Period
478–450 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0773.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.605

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes to right, in close-fitting cap with beaded border, braid of hair showing behind ear.
Reverse: In incuse square, a goat to right. At right, an owl in profile to right.
Above, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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. 461); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund