Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kevin McGonigal, Jun 2, 2019.
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There is greek silvers much smaller with some nice art that makes you go in awe with the engraving done.
Actually, I think it's Theodosius II (DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG).
I love these little Victory dragging types!
My 4mm (Hemi)tetartemorion fom Milet
Indeed, it's a remarkable testament to their skill, and must have been a painstaking process indeed. Small wonder the quality slipped when the declining Empire had other priorities.
Congrats. That's a sharp little guy.
Those are handsome. I particularly like the Arcadius.
Their excuse is Silver and Gold were valued metals, and at this time fiat currency (bronze) was not invented yet...
Iona Kolophon AR Tetartemorion 530-520 BCE Archaic Apollo Incuse Punch 0.15g 4.5mm- SNG Kayhan 343
Ionia AR Tetartemorion 4mm 0.13g 530-500 BCE Rosette - Incuse sq punch 5 pellets SNG von Aulock 1807
Roman Break-down Era
RI Marcian 450-457 CE AE4 11mm monogram
RI Johannes 423-425 CE AE4 Nummus Victory RARE
nice portrait on one of his Æs! Talk about crude. But fascinating.
Arcadius, AE4, 388-392 AD
O: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG R: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, dragging captive, Tau-Rho in left field. CONS? in ex. Constantinople mint. RIC IX Constantinople 86. 11 mm, 1.5 g
Right you are about it being Theodosius. Young eyes versus my, uhh , "veteran" eyes. But I think it may be the first Theodosius.
Late-4th century B.C.
Hezekiah as Governor.
Diam.: 6.1 mm.
Weight.: .252 gr. (1/2 Gerah on Persic standard)
"How Small Can These Things get?"
That's what she... oh never mind...
I never get a chance to post this much, but you reminded me of my HackSilver:
AR 2 Gerah Hacksilber
ca 8th-6th C. BCE
ex David Hendin
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