publication . Article . 1889

III.—Had the People of Pre-historic Mycenae a Weight Standard?

W. Ridgeway;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1889
<jats:p>In a former paper in this <jats:italic>Journal</jats:italic> (Vol. viii.) it was maintained that the Greeks had a weight standard long before the introduction of coined money from Asia, the unit of which was the same as the Attic-Euboic system (130—135 grains Troy) of historical times, and that in the Homeric poems the gold Talanton and cow represented the same value, the unit of metal being adjusted to the more primitive unit of barter. The evidence then adduced was of a purely literary nature, as it was not in my power to appeal to any actually existing weights. I have since obtained some data of a concrete kind which, I think, lends some support to my...
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