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The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC$
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Zosia Archibald, John K. Davies, and Vincent Gabrielsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.001.0001

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The ‘Silverization’ of the Economy of the Achaemenid and Seleukid Empires and Early Modern Chin

The ‘Silverization’ of the Economy of the Achaemenid and Seleukid Empires and Early Modern Chin

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(p.402) 19 The ‘Silverization’ of the Economy of the Achaemenid and Seleukid Empires and Early Modern Chin
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The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC
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R.J. van der Spek

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0019

This chapter examines the role of silver in taxation and economic development in Hellenistic Babylonia. It shows that silver played a key role in the economy of Near-Eastern/European civilizations during the last five millennia. It was accepted as a means of exchange and accounting for nearly this entire period. For some reason, it also inspired confidence and the increasing use of this commodity in exchange and accounting helped boost commercial activities and growth of production.

Keywords:   Hellenistic period, Babylonian economy, Hellenistic Babylonia, silver, taxation, economic development, Hellenistic economy

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