In the Greek coinage system ( Money; Minting), there were various standards; however, the designations of the nominal values and weights were uniform and usually had the following ratios: 1 talent = 60 minai, 1 mina = 50 staters, 1 stater = 2 drachmas, 1 drachma = 6 oboloi [1. 159]. The determination of ancient standards of coinage is based on the average weight of the largest possible number of well-preserved coins. Contrar…
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Stumpf, Gerd (Munich),
“Coinage, standards of”, in:
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