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Суррогатные экзагии средневекового Боспора
Surrogate Exagies of Medieval Bosporus

Author(s): Vladimir N. Shalobudov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Economic history, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Bosporan Kingdom; antique coins; medieval exagies; weights; trade

Summary/Abstract: The author considers artisanal weights-exagies made from disused antique coins. On the grounds of material, collected on the Taman Peninsula, he makes an attempt to establish the time of their existence and relationship with the coins made of precious metals, which had circulated on the Bosporus in the Middle Ages. The histogram obtained by weighing 1200 surrogate exagies demonstrates the most frequently used weight standards. The author also attempts to explain the reason of this wide spread of the surrogate exagies in the region.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 89-97
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian