"Good things come in small packages II" - Although at 0.49g this coin is about the same weight as the last coin that I posted it is NOT an obol and it is NOT a litra. What is it? "Une pièce sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête d'Apollon. Joli revers inhabituel d'une cuirasse. Patine brun." OK - maybe that doesn't answer the question - but I don't find enough of these to share a "common name". I think chalkous or hemichalkon is probably the right name to apply, and I lean toward hemichalkon. A relevant reference here (Overview of The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Scott VanHorn and Bradley R. Nelson) The rarity of these coins is not surprising to me. I find it surprising that a <10mm little coin, a dust spec of a coin, a coin weighing about half a gram, survives >2400 years in this condition. Where is Magnḗsĭa ad Mæándrum? Some nice photos and more information can be found here. Strabo dedicates several passages in Geography 14.1 "The first place after Ephesus is Magnesia, an Æolian city, and called Magnesia on the Mæander, for it is situated near it; but it is still nearer the Lethæus, which discharges itself into the Mæander. It has its source in Pactyes, a mountain in the Ephesian district. There is another Lethæus in Gortyne, a third near Tricca, where Asclepius is said to have been born, and the fourth among the Hesperitæ Libyans." This CoinWeek article touches on the small coins and fractions - but barely scratches the surface without really naming bronze coins other than the popular "widow's mite". Ionia, Magnḗsĭa ad Mæándrum, circa 400 BC, Æ 9.3mm (0.48 g, 12h), Rare - especially in this condition Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left Rev: M-A, Cuirass between Ref: SNG Kayhan 393 Post your tiny AEs, coins of Magnḗsĭa ad Mæándrum, coins featuring a cuirass, or anything else that you find interesting or entertaining.