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Ancient Greek cash by means of George Francis Hill. This publication is a replica of the unique ebook released in 1906 and will have a few imperfections resembling marks or hand-written notes.

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Head, 7, 12. It was about the middle of the sixth century that the cities of Magna Graecia began to issue coins with their own types, instead of using money 21 HISTORICAL GREEK COINS The standard imported from Greece Proper. most of the Achaean colonies Siris, adopted by Metapontum, Croton, Sybaris, Caulonia, Pyxus, was the Corinthian, with staters of Laiis, etc. '4 2 about 8 grammes, and thirds of about 2 '8 5 grammes. Tarentum employed a stater of the same weight, but divided into halves. At Poseidonia (No.

1 , p. 93. HISTORICAL GREEK COINS the introduction of the hare into Sicily by Anaxilas may ha've originated merely in his introduction of the hare-coins. In any case, however, the instruin having the type of the muleof Anaxilas mentality car placed on the coins is not denied. But the fact that both types appear at the same time in two cities politically connected with each other suggests that they owe their origin to the same cause. Is the hare merely the symbol of a cult introduced by Anaxilas, or does it allude to his introduction of the animal into Sicily as Aristotle (so far as we can ?

4 Magnesia was long supposed to have instituted Themistocles' residence remembered. , i. , 31 ; Hill, Sources, vi. 44 f. Besides the Paris specimen here illustrated, there are known to me two other didrachms, in the British Museum (Head, B. M. C. Ionia, and in the Berlin Museum ( Dressel, Zeitf. , p. 158, a plated specimen) Dr. xxi. PI. v. , and a bird flying over his hand). H. von Fritze informs me that a specimen of the corresponding drachm, also plated, exists in the collection of A. Haji Demo at Aiclin (Tralles).

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