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Headword: *stath/r
Adler number: sigma,1008
Translated headword: stater
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the coin [made] out of gold.[1]
"One of the pair of bags held obols [made] out of bronze, the other staters of gold, and they were much more like each other than the horses of Eumelus."[2]
Greek Original:
*stath/r: to\ e)k xrusou= no/misma. tw=n balanti/wn h( sunwri/s, to\ me\n ei)=xen o)bolou\s e)k xalkou=, to\ de\ stath=ras xrusi/ou, tw=n *eu)mh/lou i(/ppwn polu\ ma=llon a)llh/lois e)oiko/ta.
[1] For staters -- 'a word used in some parts of the Greek world for a standard unit of weight, or for a coin which was the major unit in a series': John Melville Jones, A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins (London 1986) 217 -- see also kappa 2627, sigma 1009.
[2] Synesius, Letter 127 p.262c Hercher. See also tau 869. For the horses of Eumelus (a pair of mares 'alike in coat and age') see Homer, Iliad 2.763ff, 23.287ff.
Keywords: definition; economics; epic; mythology; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: John Melville-Jones on 10 May 2003@08:55:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, added note) on 10 May 2003@09:13:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 May 2003@05:21:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 25 July 2007@07:31:24.
David Whitehead (tweaking; raised status) on 31 December 2013@09:02:29.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@07:26:10.


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