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By Mabel L. Crosby, Margaret, Lang

The 1st a part of this e-book offers with weights (14 bronze, 109-111 lead, 28 stone) and measures (75 dry, 28-31 liquid). even supposing humble gadgets, the designated examine of those daily goods presents archaeological facts for sizeable adjustments in weight criteria at varied occasions in Athenian historical past. This reinforces literary proof for a hugely centralized forms controlling alternate and trade. within the moment a part of the ebook, Crosby catalogues and discusses a few 900 lead and forty six clay tokens exposed through the Agora excavations. the majority of the lead fabric dates from the Roman interval, whereas the entire clay items belong to the 4th, third, and second centuries B.C. those tokens served various features. a few have been used as admission tickets for fairs and theater performances whereas others may be with regards to attendance at lawcourts or receipt of tax funds.

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