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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 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 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
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 33Ainos, Thrace, 280-200 BC; AE 20mm, 6,75gr. Head of Hermes left, wearing petatos / AINION in three lines to left and right of caduceus, bunch of grapes to right. BMC 33.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
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 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 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 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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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
Sear #1567Thrace, Ainos AR Diobol. 435-405 BC. Head of Hermes right wearing petasos / goat standing right, club before. SNG Cop. 407; May 132ff.
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Sear #1568Thrace, Ainos, AR Tetradrachm. ca 376-373 BC. Facing head of Hermes, looking slightly right,wearing petasos / AINION, goat standing right; serpent before. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Ainos
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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