Old Miser Posted January 25 · Member Share Posted January 25 I got a couple of little (literally) cuties lately, so I decided to post my collection of tiny Greeks! One of the issues I have with coin photography (especially in forums) is that you cannot really tell how big or small a coin actually is. In a single thread someone can post an obol and then somebody else will reply with a tetradrachm, but the way the coins are photographically presented their size doesn't seem too different. So I decided to post all my tiny Greeks together to get a better idea of how tiny they actually are. Here goes: What we have here (clock-wise) is a rare obol from Nagidos in Cilicia (Aphrodite obverse - Appolo reverse), an obol from Greek Bactria (Eucratides obverse - dioscouroi caps reverse), a tetartemorion from Caria (lion obverse - bird with dots reverse), and finally a hemidrachm from Chersonisos (lion obverse - incuse sections with bee and monogram). As you can see they are rather small, the tray square is a standard 2x2. The benefit of buying small coins is that you can afford to find pieces with great detail for a fraction of the price of a bigger coin. They may be small, but they are impressive, that tetartemorion especially must have been a huge pain to strike as great precision would be required! Here is a photo with the coins in hand (kinda). They look even nicer in real life as it is very difficult to focus on them properly with a plain phone camera. Please post your small coins in group photos (if possible) or in any way that it makes it easier to tell how small they are. 24 1 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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