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Dekalitron
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(δεκάλιτρον; dekálitron) Exceptionally in Sicily, the Corinthian stater is associated not with the Euboean stater, later equated with the Attic didrachmon and divided accordingly, but with the litron system specific to the island, ten silver litra being equal to one stater (= 8.73 g according to the Attic standard). The dekalitron, also minted in silver, corresponds to the value of ten pounds of copper (109.15 g weight), and to a proportion of 1:250.

 Didrachmon;  Stater

Bibliography

F. Hultsch, Griech. und röm. Metrologie, …

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Mlasowsky, Alexander (Hannover), “Dekalitron”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e313140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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