Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Ainos


Ainos or Ainus, on the River Hebros on the southeastern coast of Thrace, modern day Emez. Caracalla was the only emperor to strike coins here in his own name.
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AMNG 195Ainos, Thrace. c. 435-405 BC. AR Diobol, 11mm. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / Goat walking right, crab beneath forelegs; all within incuse square. TextImage
AMNG 257Ainos; Thrace; 435-405 BC; AR Diobol, 1,28gr. Head of Hermes right in close-fitting petasos / I-A to left and right of caduceus. AMNG 257; Mionnet 44; Moushmov 3830 var (head position).TextImage
AMNG 258Ainos, Thrace, AR Diobol, 469–463 BC. 1.28 gr. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AI–NI to left and right of caduceus (top end open), all within incuse square. AMNG 258; May 22; McClean 3817.TextImage
AMNG 264Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 16.04 g. 460-440 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat standing right, hound standing right in right field, all within incuse square. AMNG 264; May 28a (this coin).TextImage
AMNG 265Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 16.16 g. 459-458 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat walking right, owl standing right in right field. AMNG 265: May 40; Warren 461; SNG Cop 391.TextImage
AMNG 272Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 16.09 g. 460-440 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat standing right, ivy leaf in crescent in right field, all within incuse square. AMNG 272; May 51; BMC 2. Traité IV 1498; Pozzi 1016.TextImage
AMNG 284Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 24mm, 16.13 g. ca. 417-414 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat walking right. In the right a young man half-kneeling right, looking left and holding an ivy branch up towards the goat, all within incuse square. AMNG 284; Warren Coll. 463.TextImage
AMNG 285Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 440-412 BC. 21.4 mm, 15.87 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing close-fitting petasos. / AIN above goat standing right on waved ground line, tree to right with a conical helmet hanging from a branch. SNG Copenhagen 394; AMNG 285.TextImage
AMNG 299Ainos, Thrace, AR Diobol, 10.7 mm, 1.2 g. ca 425-422 BC. Head of Hermes right, with curled hair, wearing petasos. / AINI above goat standing left, left foreleg raised, sniffing at an upright branch. AMNG II 299; Dieudonné 12 in RN 1905; Wroth 2 in NC 1905.TextImage
AMNG 300Ainos, Thrace, AR Diobol, 10mm, 1.26 gr. 440-412 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AIN, bearded goat standing right, high-growing thistle-like plant to right. AMNG II 300.TextImage
AMNG 309Ainos, Thrace. AE12. ca 280-200 BC. 2.1 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos with narrow brim. / AI, caduceus between an astragalos to left and a crescent to right. AMNG II 309.TextImage
AMNG 317Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 400-350 BC. 23mm, 14.91 g. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, wearing petasos / AINION above goat standing right, small head of Hermes right, wearing flat-topped petasos, in right field. AMNG 317; cf May 416; Imhoof, Badische Sammlung 3b.TextImage
AMNG 318Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 14.73 g. 412-365 BC. Head of Hermes facing front, wearing petasos / AINION, goat walking right, eagle standing right with closed wings in right field. AMNG 318; BMC 19; Mionnet Supp. II, 42; Whittall Coll. 278; Von Fritze 2.TextImage
AMNG 322Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 14.98 g. 412-365 BC. Head of Hermes facing front, wearing petasos / AINION, goat walking right, coiled serpent in right field, all within incuse square. AMNG 322; BMC 21; Mionnet Supp. 2, 44.TextImage
AMNG 322Thrace, Ainos. ca 376/5-374/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Facing head of Hermes, slightly left, in petasos with studded rim / AINION, goat standing right; coiled serpent before. AMNG 322; May 398 var. TextImage
AMNG 328Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 15.08 g. 412-365 BC. Head of Hermes facing front, wearing petasos / AINION, goat walking right, laurel wreath in right field, all within incuse square. AMNG 328; Mionnet I, 47; Hirsch-Rhousopulos 536.TextImage
AMNG 337Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 14.60 g. 412-365 BC. Head of Hermes facing front, wearing petasos / AINION, goat walking right, Corinthian helmet right in right field, all within incuse square. AMNG 337; Mionnet I, 45.TextImage
AMNG 337Thrace, Ainos, AR Tetradrachm. Circa 372/71-370/69 BC. Three-quarter facing head of Hermes, head turned slightly left, in petasos with studded rim / AINION, goat standing right, crested Corinthian helmet before. May 413 var. TextImage
AMNG 374Ainos, Thrace, AE20, ca 280-260 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing brimmed petasos with flat top. / AINI-ON (ON very small beneath the goat), goat standing right. AMNG II 374; Mionnet Supp. II, 50.TextImage
AMNG 383Ainos, Thrace, AE22, ca 280-200 BC. 8.6 g. Head of Hermes left, wearing wide brimmed petatos. / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus. Torch in right field. AMNG 383; Weber (DE) 874; SNG Evelpidis 890.TextImage
AMNG 390Ainos, Thrace, AE17, ca 280-200 BC. 5.99 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus. Star in right field. AMNG 390; Mionnet Supp. II, 53; Rhousopoulos 541; BMC 36 corr. (obv.).TextImage
AMNG 391Ainos, Thrace, AE15, ca 280-200 BC. 2.21 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / A-I N-I O-N, forepart of goat right, caduceus in right field. AMNG 391; Philipsen 129.TextImage
AMNG 399Ainos, Thrace. AE24, 200-100 BC. 6.95 g. Head of Poseidon right, hair bound in a taenia, ΠΛ monogram beneath neck. / AINIΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus, rooster standing left at foot. AMNG II 399; SNG Cop. 423.TextImage
AMNG 405Ainos, Thrace, AE18, ca AD 180-200. 4.8 g. Bare-headed, draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind shoulder / AINIΩN, Asklepios seated left, loins draped, holding serpent with head left, left arm resting on the seat. AMNG 405; Nomisma IV, pl. II, 29.TextImage
AMNG 405aAinos, Thrace, AE19, AD 180-200. 2.61 g. Bare-headed, draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind shoulder. / AINIΩN, Asklepios standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. AMNG 405a; Nomisma IV, pl. II, 30.TextImage
BMC 3Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 455/4-453/2 BC. Head of Hermes right, in close-fitting petasos ornamented with a row of beads / AIN-I, goat standing right; to right, cult-figure of Hermes Perpheraios standing on throne facing right, caduceus on arm of throne, wreath draped on back of throne; all within incuse square. TextImage
BMC 32Ainos, Thrace, AE20, ca 280-200 BC. 7.61 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing wide brimmed petatos. / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus. Corn-ear with two leaves in right field. BMC 32; AMNG 380; Berlin 8.TextImage
BMC 33Ainos, Thrace, 280-200 BC; AE 20mm, 6,75gr. Head of Hermes left, wearing petatos / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus, bunch of grapes to right. BMC 33.TextImage
BMC 35Ainos, Thrace, AE17, ca 280-200 BC. 4.87 g. Head of Hermes left, wearing close fitting laureate and pearl-diademed petasos. / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus. No symbol in field. BMC 35; AMNG II 392 (same obv. die); Mionnet I, 52; Walcher 810; Turin Coll. 2009.TextImage
BMC 42Ainos, Thrace. AE17, ca 323 BC. 5.67 g. Head of Hermes left, wearing brimmed petasos. (Traces of a legend in left field, perhaps from an overstrike?). / AINION, Hermes seated left on throne, holding purse and sceptre. BMC 42; SNG Cop 421; Mionnet Supp. II, 51; Hunter 6; AMNG II 370-371.TextImage
BMC 44Ainos, Thrace. AE23, 200-100 BC. 6.42 g. Head of Poseidon right, hair bound in a taenia, oΠΛ monogram beneath neck. / AINIΩN, Hermes standing left, holding purse and caduceus, between two rams standing left and right. BMC 44; AMNG II 400; Ramus (Copenhagen) 1.TextImage
BMC 45Ainos, Thrace. AE23, 2nd-1st centuries BC. 7.94 g. Head of Poseidon right, hair bound in a taenia, ΠΛ monogram beneath neck (can also be oΠΛ). / AINION, Hermes standing left by altar, holding purse and caduceus. BMC 45; SNG Cop 423; Hoover HGC 2; Mionnet Supp. II, 56; Hunter 8; AMNG II 398.TextImage
Dewing 1273Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. ca 374/3-372/1 BC. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, in petasos / AINI, Goat standing right; wreath to right; all within incuse square. Dewing 1273; May 407 var. TextImage
G & N 7, 32Ainos, Thrace. AE14. ca 280-200 BC. 4 g. Laureate head of Apollo right. / A-I N-I O-N in three lines to left and right of caduceus, bunch of grapes in right field. G&N 7, 32. AMNG 381 var. (Hermes not Apollo).TextImage
May 16Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 26 mm, 16.3 g. Head of Hermes right, with short, straight hair, wearing petasos. / AINI (retrograde) above goat standing right, ivy leaf in lower right field. May 16.TextImage
May 40Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 24 mm, 16.4 g. ca 459-457 BC. Head of Hermes right, with short, straight hair, wearing petasos. / AINI above goat standing right, owl standing right, head facing, in right field, all within incuse square. May 40; AMNG II 265; SNG Cop 391; Warrem 461; Boston MFA 773.TextImage
May 51aAinos, Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, 457-456 BC. 22 mm, 16.16 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos / AINI, Goat standing right, ivy leaf in crescent in right field, all within incuse square. May 51a (this coin); Warren 460; Pozzi 1016; AMNG 272.TextImage
May 70Ainos, Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, 26 mm, 16.26 g. ca 455-452 BC. Head of Hermes right, with short, straight hair, wearing petasos. / AINI above goat standing right; herm and small caduceus right on a garlanded throne in right field. May 70; AMNG II 259; BMC 3; Jameson 1047; Weber 2303.TextImage
May 71Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. ca 455/4-453/2 BC. Head of Hermes right, in petasos / Goat standing right; to right, cult-figure of Hermes Perpheraios standing on throne right; all within incuse square. SNG Fitzwilliam 1652. TextImage
May 73Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 455-453 BC. 25.5mm, 15.67 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos / AINI, Goat standing right, herm of Hermes right in right field, all within incuse square. May 73; AMNG 260; Warren 458; Boston 771 (same dies).TextImage
May 85Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 453/2-451/0 BC. Antiadas, magistrate. Head of Hermes right, in close-fitting petasos inscribed AINI & ornamented with a row of beads / AN-T-I-A-DAS:, goat standing right within linear frame; to right, Pan, horned, standing right, holding pedum in right hand, left hand raised; all within incuse square. TextImage
May 90Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 453-451 BC. 25.5mm, 16.54 g. Magistrate Antiadas. Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos inscribed AINI / AN-T-I-A-ΔAΣ around goat walking right in linear square, Pan, naked, standing right on base in right field, raising left hand. May 90: AMNG 279; Babelon Traité 1498; Pozzi 1018.TextImage
May 125-175Ainos, Thrace, AR diobol, 11.5 mm, 1.22 g. ca 429-426 BC. Head of Hermes right, with long, curled hair, wearing petasos. / AIN above goat standing right; club in right field. May 125-175; AMNG II 306; Hoover HGC 1274.TextImage
May 246Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm. 16.23 g. ca 415 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat walking right, branch of ivy upwards in right field. May 246; Pozzi 1020; AMNG -.TextImage
May 251Thrace, Aenus AR Tetradrachm. ca 412-409 BC. Head of Hermes right, in petasus / Goat walking right, caduceus before, all in shallow incuse square. SNG Cop 395. TextImage
May 259Thrace, Aenus AR Tetradrachm. Ca 412/11-410/09 BC. Head of Hermes right in petasus / AIN, goat walking right, caduceus before. TextImage
May 263Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. ca 412/1-410/9 BC. Head of Hermes right, in petasos / Goat standing right; caduceus to right; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 395. TextImage
May 284Ainos, Thrace AR Diobol. ca 409-407 BC. Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos / AINI, goat standing right, laurel branch to right, all within incuse square. AMNG II 302, SNG Cop 404. TextImage
May 268Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 22 mm, 16.49 g. ca 412-409 BC. Head of Hermes right, with long, slightly waved hair, wearing petasos. / AINI above goat standing right; caduceus in right field. May 268; AMNG II 288; Hoover HGC 1269; McClean 3826.TextImage
May 295Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 412/1-410/9 BC. Head of Hermes right, with long hair, in close-fitting petasos ornamented with a row of beads / AIN-I, goat standing right; caduceus to right; all within incuse square. AMNG II 288, BMC 5, SNGCop 395. TextImage
May 307Ainos. c408-406 BC. AR Diobol. Head of Hermes right, in petasos / Goat standing right; crab under raised foreleg. McClean 3847. TextImage
May 321Ainos, Thrace, AR Diobol, 403-402 BC. 10 mm, 1.19 g. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, wearing petatos / AINI, Goat standing right, EP in right field, all within incuse square. May 321; 344-346: AMNG 360; SNG Cop 417.TextImage
May 344Ainos, Thrace, AR Tetrobol, 300-398 BC. 12 mm, 2.43 g. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, wearing petatos / AINI, Goat standing right, torch in right field, all within incuse square. May 344-346: Mionnet I, 43.TextImage
May 396Ainos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm, 378-377 BC. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, wearing petatos / AINION above goat walking right, short laurel branch, upright in right field. May 396; AMNG 325; Carfrae 127 (this coin).TextImage
May 398CfAinos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 359/8-357/6 BC. Head of Hermes facing slightly left, with long hair, wearing in petasos ornamented with a row of beads / AINION, goat standing right; vertical thunderbolt to right. TextImage
May 415Thrace, Aenus AR Tetradrachm. 370-364 BC. Facing head of Hermes, wearing close-fitting petasos / Goat walking right, symbol: head of Hermes right before. TextImage
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May C5Ainos, Thrace, AR diobol, ancient barbarous or unofficial issue. 10 mm, 1.32 g. ca 480-400 BC. Head of Hermes right, with short, straight hair, wearing petasos. / AI, Goat standing right, unbearded, ivy leaf in right field. May C5.TextImage
Moushmov 3831Ainos, Thrace AR Tetradrachm. Ca 372/71-370/69 BC. Facing head of Hermes, slightly left, in petasos with studded rim / AINION, goat standing right; crested Corinthian helmet before. TextImage
Moushmov 3844Thrace, Ainos, AR tetradrachm, Rhodian standard. c 376/5-374/3 BC. Facing head of Hermes, slightly left, wearing petasos / AINION, goat standing right, coiled serpent before, all in incuse square. BMC 21. TextImage
Moushmov 3856Thrace, Ainos, AR Diobol. Circa 435-405 BC. Head of youthful Hermes right in patasos / AIN, Goat standing right, caduceus to right. TextImage
Moushmov 3866Thrace, AINOS. c.435-405 BC. Silver Diobol. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / Goat walking right, crab beneath forelegs. TextImage
Moushmov 3871Thrace, Ainos, AE29, 8.53g. Period of Roman domination. Head of Poseidon right, OΠA monogram beneath bust / AINIΩN, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus and purse over altar. BMC 45; SNG Cop. 423-424; Moushmov 3871.TextImage
Moushmov 3874
AMNG 390
Thrace, Ainos. ca 400-350 BC. AE 17mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / A-I-N-I-O-N, caduceus; star with eight rays in right field. AMNG 390. TextImage
Moushmov 3876Thrace, Ainos, 18mm, 4.39g. Bare-headed and draped bust of Hermes right, caduceus behind / AINIΩN, Asklepios standing left, resting on serpent-entwined staff. Moushmov 3876.TextImage
Moushmov 3879Ainos, Thrace, AE 20.65mm, 6.97 gr, 300-200 BC. no legend, Head of Hermes right, wearing petatos / AIN-I, Goat standing right, HΔ monogram to right. BMC 37; Moushmov 3879; cf AMNG 375.TextImage
MZR 167, 57Ainos, Thrace. AE15. ca 200-44 BC. 1.92 g. Head of Hermes right, wearing unbrimmed, winged petatos, caduceus over shoulder. / AINIΩN, winged caduceus. MZR 167, 57.TextImage
Naumann 58, 49Ainos, Thrace, AR obol, 7 mm, 0.33 g. ca 480-400 BC. Head of Hermes right, with short, straight hair, wearing petasos. / Goat standing right, caduceus over its shoulder. May -; AMNG II -; BMC -; SNG Cop -. Numismatik Naumann 58, 49.TextImage
Savoca 20, 53Ainos, Thrace, AE17, ca 280-200 BC. 3.26 g. Head of Hermes left, wearing pearl-diademed petasos. / AINIΩN, goat standing left. Savoca 20, 53; BMC 41 var (headwear).TextImage
Sear SG 1567Thrace, Ainos AR Diobol. 435-405 BC. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / goat standing right, club before. SNG Cop. 407; May 132ff. TextImage
Sear SG 1568Thrace, Ainos, AR Tetradrachm. ca 376-373 BC. Facing head of Hermes, looking slightly right,wearing petasos / AINION, goat standing right; serpent before. TextImage
Entry for Thrace, Ainos on the Digital Historia Numorum
Moushmov Online's page for Ainos
Search for Aenus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Aenus in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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