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By Mabel L. Crosby, Margaret, Lang

The 1st a part of this ebook bargains with weights (14 bronze, 109-111 lead, 28 stone) and measures (75 dry, 28-31 liquid). even if humble gadgets, the specified research of those daily goods offers archaeological proof for great alterations in weight criteria at assorted occasions in Athenian historical past. This reinforces literary proof for a hugely centralized paperwork 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 in the course of 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 second centuries B.C. those tokens served diversified services. a few have been used as admission tickets for gala's and theater performances whereas others may be regarding attendance at lawcourts or receipt of tax funds.

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