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 Already Pasion has tried to persuade certain persons that I had no money at all here, asserting that I had borrowed three hundred staters1 from Stratocles. It is worth while, therefore, that you should hear me also on these matters, in order that you may understand how flimsy is the proof which encourages him to try to defraud me of my money. Now, men of the jury, when Stratocles was about to sail for Pontus, I, wishing to get as much of my money out of that country as possible, asked Stratocles to leave with me his own gold and on his arrival in Pontus to collect its equivalent from my father there,
1 The stater was a coin of a certain weight. The Persian gold stater, or daric, was worth a little more than a pound sterling. These were probably Cyzicene staters of Asia Minor.