Tetradrachm of Ainos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
430–412 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Ainos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0781.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.607

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hermes to the right in close-fitting cap with beaded border. Hair in loose curls.
Reverse: In incuse square, a goat walking to right.
At right nude boy sitting full front, head to left holding up an ivy twig, to goat.
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. 463); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund