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[10] This was the amount of productive capital which my father left, as these men will themselves admit, the principal amounting to four talents and five thousand drachmae,1 and the proceeds to fifty minae each year. Besides this, he left ivory and iron, used in the factory, and wood for sofas, worth about eighty minae; and gall2 and copper, which he had bought for seventy minae; furthermore, a house worth three thousand drachmae, and furniture and plate, and my mother's jewelry and apparel and ornaments, worth in all ten thousand drachmae, and in the house eighty minae in silver.

1 In mercantile affairs the Greeks often preferred to reckon in thousands of drachmae instead of tens of minae.

2 This was obtained from the oak-apple and was used for staining wood or ivory.

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