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The Tetartemorion, the smallest pre-Hellenistic silver-coin

Corfù, Nicolas Assur. (2017) The Tetartemorion, the smallest pre-Hellenistic silver-coin. In: Proceedings - XV. International Numismatic Congress Taormina 2015, 1. Roma, pp. 339-343.

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Abstract

This paper is only a brief, incomplete overview of small silver-coins of pre-Hellenistic date, just to attract attention to these smallest coins and not to give detailed results. The main features: The weight is about 0,2 g, and the size about 6 mm in diameter. The weight corresponds to the classical Greek weight-unit “Kerat”. Kerat is equivalent to Karat of today (0,200 g). This amount is the weight of a seed of the carob tree. Greek texts, mints emitting Tetartemoria, the equivalent of the coin, and a new series of Asia Minor are dealt with.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Klassische Archäologie > Klassische Archäologie (Guggisberg)
UniBasel Contributors:Corfù, Nicolas Assur
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Publisher:Arbor Sapientiae Editore
ISBN:978-88-94820-31-7
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Language:English
Last Modified:12 Dec 2018 15:33
Deposited On:29 May 2018 09:02

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