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History any of various ancient units of weight and money



the largest unit of weight and money in ancient Greece, as well as Asia Minor, Babylonia, and Persia. In Greece the talent was divided into 60 minas (one mina = 100 drachmas). During the reforms of Solon (594 B.C), a minor Attic talent was introduced, containing 26.2 kg of silver (reduced later, in the time of Alexander the Great, to 25.9 kg), that became the most widely used monetary unit. The Aeginetan talent contained 37 kg. In the Assyrian-Babylonian system of measures, the talent was equal to 30.3 kg.

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