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1 The stater of Cyzicus （a town on the south shore of the Propontis, or sea of Marmora） was a coin made of electrum, an alloy of approximately three-quarters gold and one-quarter silver. It was nearly twice as heavy as the ordinary gold stater, which was worth twenty drachmae, and had a value （as stated in the text） of twenty-eight drachmae. The addition of the word “there” indicates that the value differed in different places according to the rate of exchange.
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