List of Hellenistic monetary standards

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List of Hellenistic monetary standards includes weight standards used to determine desired weight and size of the produced coinage.

Weights of certain coins, including tetradrachm, didrachm, drachm and hemidrachm, are given here in grams for comparison. Evolution of standards, such as changes in weight, are not reflected in this list.

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Name Alternative names Polities and regions using the standard Size of coins Notes
Aeginetan standard Corcyrean standard Various Aegean polities Didrachm 12.2g, drachm 6.1g, hemidrachm 3.05g. Corcyrean variant had slightly lighter coins. [1]
Attic standard Euboic standard Athens, Macedonian Empire, most Diadochi states including the Seleucid Kingdom Tetradrachm 16.8g, didrachm 8.4g, drachm 4.2g [1][2]
Chian standard Rhodian standard Caria, Ionia, Ptolemaic Kingdom (c. 310 BC – c. 298 BC), Rhodes, states of Propontis and Cyclades Tetradrachm 13.4g, didrachm 6.7g, drachm 3.4g. Early Rhodian (Chian) standard had heavier coins. [1][3][2]
Cistophoric standard Attalid dynasty of Pergamon Tetradrachm 12.6g, didrachm 6.3g, drachm 3.15g [1]
Persian standard Didrachm 11.2g, drachm 5.6, hemidrachm 2.8g [1]
Ptolemaic standard Phoenician standard Ptolemaic Kingdom, Seleucid Phoenicia and Coele-Syria Tetradrachm 14.3g, didrachm 7.15g, drachm 3.55g [1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Otto Mørkholm (31 May 1991). Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336-188 BC). Cambridge University Press. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0-521-39504-5.
  2. ^ a b Richard M. Berthold (2009). Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age. Cornell University Press. pp. 48–49. ISBN 0-8014-7597-X.
  3. ^ Otto Mørkholm (31 May 1991). Early Hellenistic Coinage from the Accession of Alexander to the Peace of Apamaea (336-188 BC). Cambridge University Press. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-0-521-39504-5.
  4. ^ Newell, Edward T. "The first Seleucid coinage of Tyre". Digital Library Numis (DLN). pp. 1–2. Retrieved 21 February 2018.