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Troas, Dardanos AR Hemitetartemorion - 5mm 0.07g!

 
 
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 Posted 07/12/2018  2:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Finally got to sit down and go through some of the non-Kyzikos fractions from my Kairos lot. This is one of the smallest and lightest coins I have ever handled.

Troas, Dardanos
5th century BC
AR Hemitetartemorion 5mm, 0.07g!
Forepart of horse galloping left
Rooster running left
Unpublished; possibly unique?




I was able to find one instance of a tetartemorion of the same design:
https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=l...1171&lot=220

Until the introduction of bronze coinage, the Hemitetartemorion was the smallest value coin in use in the Greek world (the electrum 1/192 stater was slightly smaller, but valued more). Worth just 1/8 obol or 1/48 drachm, the safest way to take them to the market was under one's tongue.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EddieDiz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And I thought Hungarian Denars were small!
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 Posted 07/12/2018  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Where are you finding all these tiny coins? Nice.
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