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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.129
Title
Tetradrachm of Ainos
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
460 - 450 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Ainos (Thrace)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195247
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
16.55 g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: AINI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
May 71 (this coin)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.129
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Hermes wearing pilos to right
Reverse: Goat standing to right in front of a herm; the whole in incuse square.
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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