Money in Ptolemaic Egypt : from the Macedonian Conquest to the end of the third century BC
When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt he introduced coinage into a country whose economy had worked without it for millennia. This book explores the impact of the gradual adoption of this coinage, and reveals how some places were completely monetised by the middle of the third century BC.
eBook, English, 2007
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2007
xx, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction; 1. Questions and issues; 2. The historical background; Part I. Money and Coinage: 1. The money of the King; 2. Monetising the countryside; Part II. Cash and Kind: 3. Taxes; 4. Bronze and silver; 5. Rents; 6. Wages; Part III. Debt and Credit: 7. Formal loans (List 1–2); 8. Extending the credit economy (Lists 3–5); 9. Leases and labour contracts; 10. Credit in a social context; Part IV. Banking: 11. Banks and money supply; 12. Banking and business; Conclusion; Appendices.