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1 A unit of weight used in the classical Greek world and Near East, the equivalent of 60 minas, 25.86 kg in Athens.

2 A coin which in Pericles' time in Athens was equivalent in value to 6000 drachmae at a time when a normal wage for a week's work was 3.5 drachmae.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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