Dating of Hoards. Struck in good silver, the coins were often tested and countermarked by ancient 'bankers' or merchants. A transition from octobol to 80 units—or from obol to 10 units—is consistent with the sixty-fold multiplication of wages and prices commonly cited by papyrologists to support an initial conversion rate of 1: Jahrhundert n. Thompson, D. In Cyrene it took even longer to eliminate municipal coinage.
Knobloch, 22 October his ticket included, noting "Sale 56, ".
Face values of Series 7 Faucher and Lorber demonstrated the continuity of types, diameters, and weights from Series 6 to Series 7, and they emphasized that Series 7 represented a stabilization of the bronze currency after the weight reductions affecting Series 6. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right. The expense account UPZ I 89 Memphis, 9 January lists numerous small purchases in the amount of 5 drachms, others of 10 drachms and 15 drachms, and one each of 6 and 9 drachms. King Ptolemy II Philadelphus had a marked influence in the process. In his third regnal year Ptolemy IX reformed the bronze coinage of Egypt with the introduction of Series 8. Diademed, horned head of Zeus Ammon r.