By Mabel L. Crosby, Margaret, Lang
The 1st a part of this booklet bargains with weights (14 bronze, 109-111 lead, 28 stone) and measures (75 dry, 28-31 liquid). even supposing humble items, the unique examine of those daily goods presents archaeological proof for immense alterations in weight criteria at diversified instances in Athenian background. This reinforces literary facts for a hugely centralized forms controlling exchange and trade. within the moment a part of the publication, 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 all of the clay items belong to the 4th, third, and 2d centuries B.C. those tokens served various features. a few have been used as admission tickets for fairs and theater performances whereas others might be relating to attendance at lawcourts or receipt of tax funds.
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