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Seite 9 - Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum. Royal 8vo, half-morocco, 42*.
Seite 87 - The words really mean literally the weight of a dinar, not the "equal of a dinar," the word (jjjr* having its root in the word ^jj. actually perish by being buried. The action of fire or of certain acids would alone injure it. Were these discs the representatives of the countervalue of current coins, hoards of them would doubtless have been found, just as hoards of gold, silver, and copper coins are often found. These discs, however, have never been found in hoards. I have for many years past purchased...
Seite 284 - And the holy vessels of the Lord, which are given thee for the use of the temple of thy God, which is in Jerusalem, thou shalt set before thy God in Jerusalem.
Seite 212 - Greeks, they would never have possessed any other dramya but that of 6 vodris. lu favour of the existence of an indigenous Indian coinage prior to the time of Alexander, I would remark that if the Hindus had derived their knowledge of coinage from the Greeks, the types, shape, and standard of all their money would have been Greek. But instead of this expected imitation we find that the early copper coins of Taxila differ from the Greek money in every single point. They are square in form, different...
Seite 187 - COINS OF ALEXANDER'S SUCCESSORS IN THE EAST. (Conclusion.) BY MAJOB-GENEEAL A. CUNNINGHAM, EE ON THE MONETARY SYSTEM OF THE GREEKS OF BACTRIANA, ARIANA, AND INDIA. T«E coinage of the Eastern Greeks, which I have attempted to describe in the foregoing pages, presents several very important deviations from the systems followed by their countrymen in Europe and Western Asia, which I now propose to examine in some detail. The weights of the various coins from Diodotus to Hermseus show that the Eastern...
Seite 166 - Maghreb et changer la forme de la monnaie aussitôt qu'il y aurait une conjunction des deux planètes supérieures, ce prince s'attendait déjà à quelques malheurs. " Protège l'empire contre cet aventurier, lui disait Ibn-Woheib ; c'est assurément l'homme de la conjonction et du dirhem carré ; celui dont il est question dans ces méchants vers en patois qui courent maintenant de bouche en bouche. Mets-lui les fers aux pieds ; ou bien, un jour, II te fera entendre un tambour ! 13 Histoire des...
Seite 192 - O7 of a grain, or one-sixteenth of an obolus. It also gives the whole number of 112 grains for 10 oboli, and fixes the Phoenician drachma at 56 grains, the Macedonian drachma at 112 grains, and the Hebrew shekel at 224 grains, all in whole numbers. It makes its own talent equal to 57*6 English pounds, with a finite fraction, and makes other talents equally compact, and therefore readily convertible into English money. The gold coin of Alexander was the stater, a piece of 2 Attic drachmas in weight,...
Seite 282 - The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.
Seite 189 - Malli, a present of 100 talents of "white iron," (ferri candidi).* I conclude that this was certainly not tin, which is a soft metal, and was besides very well known to the Greeks. But as nickel is both hard and magnetic, as well as white, it might be justly described as nlilte iron. In the Greek Anthology also 1 find mention of an " Indian brass as white as silver...