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Tritetartemorion - anyone seen this one before?  
 

 
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 Posted 05/19/2017  11:35 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DavidSV to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't find any reference on this tiny little fella. Still think it's awesome though! Only .148 grams

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 Posted 05/19/2017  1:29 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is tiny.
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 Posted 05/19/2017  3:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neat little coin! Perhaps, at that weight, more likely a tetartemorion? Maybe unpublished? Certainly there are examples with left-facing Corinthian helmets on one side, such as:

https://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=267301

https://cNGCoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=219630


But I've not seen one with helmets on both.

This one is kind of interesting in that it has a helmet-left on one side, and helmeted head of Athena (right-facing) on the other...I wonder if yours has a cropped-off head below that helmet in the left pic? Of course yours would be facing left.
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2593874

Thanks for sharing...very interesting.
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 Posted 05/19/2017  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@davidsv, thanks for posting. Can you share more detail about how you got it? Also the diameter--is it about 6 mm?
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 Posted 05/20/2017  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very cool coin ^^

Agree with Bob, it looks like Athena wearing Corinthian helm on the one side, and a crested helm in an incuse square on the other. It's amazing such a small thing can survive 2500+ years.
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 Posted 05/23/2017  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidSV to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments! I too thought it was very cool and am amazed that something that size has survived. I just won it in an auction from a dependable, long time seller. It's in route currently, hopefully I don't drop it on the rug when I open it, never to find it again :). It's a whopping 7 mm; it could have the head of Athena cropped of but I still can't find the same style. Maybe unpublished? Can't find it anywhere. Of course I'm ok with a rarity :)
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