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Trapezites: an Ancient Currency Conversion Website

Giuseppe Carlo Castellano

University of Texas at Austin

Trapezites is a standard online currency conversion website designed to convert from one ancient currency to another, accompanied by information about purchasing power in antiquity. Determining historical exchange rates and purchasing power is a notorious problem and requires the careful study of many different types of evidence. Users will be able to rapidly access results that would otherwise require a long slog through the literature. The nature of the evidence – literary, epigraphic, numismatic – will be specified.

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