Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Ainos

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Handmade replica of the ancient silver tetradrachm (four-drachma coin) of Ainos (Aenus), which is dated around the 5th century B.C., and depicts the head of Hermes, wearing a petasos (hat). The reverse shows a goat standing right and the inscription AINI written above it, all pictured within an incuse square. Hermes was the patron deity of Ainos. The symbol of the goat on the reverse, was associated with the cult of Hermes, and it was a representation of the pasture land that provided prosperity for Ainos. The coin replica is made of silver-plated brass. Ideal as a gift for the admirers of the ancient Greek world, but also for coin collectors and budding archaeologists.

The coin is offered in an acrylic case for protection and better presentation and gift packaging.

Diameter of the coin: 2,3 cm

Dimensions of the case: 5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm

Take a look at the rest of the coins collection and the set of four silver-plated coins.

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The tetradrachm (four-drachma coin) of Ainos (Aenus), dated around the 5th century B.C., depicts the head of Hermes, wearing a petasos (hat).

The reverse shows a goat standing right and the inscription AINI written above it, all pictured within an incuse square. Hermes was the patron deity of Ainos. The symbol of the goat on the reverse, was associated with the cult of Hermes, and it was a representation of the pasture land that provided prosperity for Ainos. The later coins of Ainos, like this one, are some of the finest numismatic art of the ancient Greeks. Ainos (Enez) was an ancient Greek city on the southeastern coast of Thrace. It was located near the mouth of the Hebrus River.

Οriginal ancient Greek coins are at the Numismatic Museum in Athens.

Area:
Thrace
Date:
5th century B.C.
Details:
with acrylic case
Dimensions (WxHxD):
5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
Gross Weight:
86 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Silver-plated Brass
Subcategory:
Ancient hellenic (greek) coin
Weight:
53 gr

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