Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Colby J., Oct 16, 2019.
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Try wild winds, under Greek Phoenicia cities, you could start a list from the coin references, like Shekel, Dishekel, 1/4 shekel, 1/8 shekel, tetradrachm, Diobol, Etc.
Quadrans - Quarter Unit
1 1/2 Shekel
As - Unit
Over 100 years ago Barclay Head wrote about the difficulties http://snible.org/coins/hn/intro.html#xxxix . Except for the use of the English "grains" instead of grams I don't think the subject is any different today. The ancient economy was changing from measuring silver by weight to coins. It was made up of different ethnic groups with their own market traditions. The economy was also on a "quest" for "bimetallism": coins of gold and silver with an agreed value correspondence while supply and depend fluctuated.
Ed: Did you mean "supply of DEPENDS" or did you mean "supply and demand" ?
As we age...
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