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PE´LANOR (πέλανορ) is mentioned by Hesychius (s. v.) as a coin in use at Sparta, equivalent to four χαλκοῖ or half an Attic obol. Plutarch (Apophtheg. Lacon. p. 903) says that it was an iron coin of the weight of an Aeginetan mina (20 Troy ounces). These cumbrous coins seem to have constituted the coinage of Sparta down to the time of Alexander the Great; at least, no gold, silver, or copper coins of Sparta of an earlier date than B.C. 310 are extant. (Brit. Mus. Catalogue of Coins, Peloponnesus, p. xlvii.)


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