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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 241. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Ainos. Circa 474/3-449/8 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.22 gm, 5h). Struck circa 453/2-451/0 BC. Antiadas, magistrate. Head of Hermes right, wearing close-fitting petasos inscribed AINI and 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. May, Ainos, Group XVI, 85 (A55/P68); AMNG II 279; BMC Thrace -; SNG Copenhagen -; Jameson 1050 (same dies); McClean 3824 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slight die shift on obverse. ($7500)

See lot 240 for more information on the coinage of Ainos.