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Philip Grierson

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
130 words

(νόμισμα ὑπέρπυρον, lit. “highly refined”), the gold coin of standard weight (4.55 g) but only 20.5 carats fine, introduced by ...

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