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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 530


DYME CONDEMNS MEN TO DEATH FOR STRIKING COUNTERFEIT COINS

Greek text:   Achaïe_3.2
Date:     3rd-2nd century B.C.

Greek states imposed severe punishments to deter the forgery of coins. A death penalty was normal ( Dem_24.212 ); the father of Diogenes the Cynic was driven into exile for a similar crime ( DiogLaert_6.20 ).


[When] Philokles was theokolos, Damokritos was registrar {grammatistes}, and Kleon was leader of the council, the city condemned [the following men to death], because they defrauded the sacred funds [and] struck bronze coins:

When ...phanes was leader of the council,

When Phileas was leader of the council,

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