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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 525


DECREE OF GORTYN ON THE USE OF BRONZE COINS

Greek text:   IC_4.162
Date:     c. 235-215 B.C.

Studies of the Hellenistic coinage of Gortyn have confirmed the effectiveness of this decree; see O.Mørkholm, "Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamea", page 155 ( Google Books ).


[Gods. This was the decision of] the [city], voting with three [hundred] citizens present: to use the bronze coinage that the city has established, and not to accept silver obols. If anyone accepts the silver obols or does not want to accept the bronze coinage or sells anything in exchange for corn, he shall pay a fine of five silver staters. Information about infringements shall be supplied to the board of youth {neotas}, and the seven men who are allotted from the board of youth to the agora shall examine the cases on oath. Victory in these cases shall go to whoever the majority vote for; after extracting the sum from the defeated person, they shall give half of it to [the victor], and half of it [to the city].

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