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posted on 28.03.2022, 18:12 authored by Talia K. Knowles
Alexander I ruled Macedonia between 498/7 and 451 B.C. His kingdom and his coinage are essential to our understanding of the political economy of northern Greece during the fifth century B.C. This thesis examines the evidence for a change in Alexander's weight system and tetradrachm output, as a result of Athens' economic aspirations in the Strymon gulf between c.476/5 and 463 B.C. By assembling a larger corpus of tetradrachms for study and conducting a comprehensive analysis of weight, die distribution and coin output, it strives to achieve this aim. The goal is to prove that Alexander I did not mint tetradrachms of Athenian weight but staters using a reduced version of the Lydo-Milesian standard.

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Notes

Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 52-59

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award

2014

Principal Supervisor

Kenneth A. Sheedy

Rights

Copyright Talia K. Knowles 2014. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Greece

Extent

1 online resource (xiii, 72, 12 pages) colour illustrations, colour maps

Former Identifiers

mq:44182 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1067013