Talk:Greek drachma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Greece (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Greece, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Greece on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Numismatics (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Numismatics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Numismatism-related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Untitled[edit]

The author of the article mentions a 2000-drachmae bill at the time of the euro's introduction, which is patently incorrect, as you can see in the Bank of Greece link he provides. I assume this must have been a simple error on his part, so I edited it out.


I know that the article implies it, but shouldn't it be mentioned that Rome used Drachma too?

As for comparative values, perhaps a mention of a drachma's approximate value as a collector's item would be useful.


collector costs would - though then we get into state of the piece of money. The usual Roman coin was the denarius, though. Polybius is using drachmae to talk about Roman soldiers because he's writing in Greek for a Greek audience. aureus (gold), denarius (silver), sestertius (silver), and then I forget. I think the little money was called a quadrans (copper). --MichaelTinkler

---

What about the abbreviation, ₯?--Sonjaaa 05:02, Aug 18, 2004 (UTC)


Under Modern Drachma it states: "The drachma was subdivided into 100 lepton (λεπτά, singular lepton, λεπτόν)". Since this isn't my area, i will ask here, rather than edit the page, if the correct plural ("lepta") has been avoided for the sake of clarity. If the desire is to link directly to "lepton" then perhaps the link should be on the singular that follows in the bracket: "The drachma was subdivided into 100 lepta (λεπτά, singular lepton, λεπτόν)". Eco ant (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:25, 12 August 2009 (UTC).

Lepta image[edit]

The image : Lepta-coins.jpg (bottom right) should be changed as it contains also the greek 20 cents Euro coin !!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.15.253.50 (talk) 23:20, 11 February 2007

I changed the caption to reflect that. --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 07:26, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Split?[edit]

It seems to me that the ancient currency and the modern currencies are fundamentally different and deserve their own articles. With the ancient content at "Ancient Greek drachma" and modern content here. Does anyone object? Ingrid 20:57, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I should add that drachma currently redirects here. It could easily be made into a Disambig page containing the current introduction. Ingrid 20:58, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
This is parallel to Shekel v.s. Israeli new sheqel. --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 22:40, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree on the split. But if these are the only drachmas, we should be able to use a see also such as on the shekel page. Joe I 04:44, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes. I was thinking of 2 articles plus a dab page, but following the shekel pattern makes more sense. Ingrid 05:01, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm for a split, but I would like to point out that the ancient article would ideally be split into Athenian drachma, Spartan drachma, etc. I guess we'll have to wait for an ancient numismatist to come along and write those articles, but if anyone feels they know enough to have a go, I'd be very interested to see the results.
Dove1950 15:54, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I love ancient coins, but am curently doing the coins of India article, the split is neccesarry as there is a difference in the two identified Drachmae. I think the regional differences between the city states isnt the great to concern ourselves with now. Enlil Ninlil 02:52, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Should I go ahead with the split? Blex areton (talk) 09:42, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Although the proposal seems sensible, it is a bad tactic to follow up on a discussion from five years ago without another round of consultation, as consensus changes. Best begin a new discussion at the bottom of this page, and go over at WP:GREECE, WP:CGR, WP:NUMIS and ask around for people to come and share their opinions. Constantine 14:32, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

1944 hyperinflation[edit]

I have corrected the text on the 100 billion note of 1944 because this is actually 100 million million. Also the conversion (nov 1944) mentioned in the subsequent paragraph may need revising! Heraldica (talk) 14:52, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

"Value of, Drakma of Antiquity" It states that it is difficult to compare the value of the coins over time. Yet, rationally, as the entire country is STILL a forest of olive-groves, and still sells wine by the glass. Then we have: 1 litre of olive oil in 3,400 BCE = X drakma 1 litre of olive oil the day -before- Euro introduction = X drakma We have unbroken amphorae from back then, so we know their volume of storage, use that if it is too "passe" useing the modern day metric standard of litre. proof equation: i glass of wine = ~1/6 wine bottle (3 glasses each for 2 people) = 'w' Drackma the day before Euro introcution Prove 'w' is the cost of a cup of wine in 3,400 BCE, using deductive logic only. Plot a line on an X-Y graph of time over value. 76.90.226.70 (talk) 23:37, 27 January 2011 (UTC) 20100-01-27 T15:36 Z-8

File:50 drachma.png Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:50 drachma.png, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File:100 drachma.png Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:100 drachma.png, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File:500 drachma.png Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:500 drachma.png, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File:1000 drachma.png Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:1000 drachma.png, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File:500 drachmas.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:500 drachmas.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:09, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File:1000 drachma.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Icon Now Commons orange.svg An image used in this article, File:1000 drachma.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests July 2011
What should I do?
A discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. If you feel the deletion can be contested then please do so (commons:COM:SPEEDY has further information). Otherwise consider finding a replacement image before deletion occurs.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:09, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Remove Banknote gallery since banknote images are not allowed, and have already been deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scratchmarc (talkcontribs) 13:11, 14 August 2011 (UTC)


Coins in denominations from 50 lepta to 20 drachmae carried a portrait of King Paul (reigned 1947–1964). New coins were introduced in 1966, ranging from 50 lepta to 10 drachmae, depicting King Constantine II (reigned 1964–1974). - something about this isn't very clear...did the coins 'reign' in this time period? I'm going to remove the word reigned now and leave someone else to make sense of it later. Goblins77 (talk) 03:12, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

File:100 drachma-coins-front.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg An image used in this article, File:100 drachma-coins-front.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests March 2012
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

To take part in any discussion, or to review a more detailed deletion rationale please visit the relevant image page (File:100 drachma-coins-front.jpg)

This is Bot placed notification, another user has nominated/tagged the image --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 19:51, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

File:100 drachma-coins-back.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg An image used in this article, File:100 drachma-coins-back.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests March 2012
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

To take part in any discussion, or to review a more detailed deletion rationale please visit the relevant image page (File:100 drachma-coins-back.jpg)

This is Bot placed notification, another user has nominated/tagged the image --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 19:51, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

File:500 drachma-coins-back.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg An image used in this article, File:500 drachma-coins-back.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests March 2012
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

To take part in any discussion, or to review a more detailed deletion rationale please visit the relevant image page (File:500 drachma-coins-back.jpg)

This is Bot placed notification, another user has nominated/tagged the image --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:14, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

File:500 drachma-coin-front.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg An image used in this article, File:500 drachma-coin-front.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests March 2012
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

To take part in any discussion, or to review a more detailed deletion rationale please visit the relevant image page (File:500 drachma-coin-front.jpg)

This is Bot placed notification, another user has nominated/tagged the image --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 20:14, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Drakmai : Talentai Ratio[edit]

"Six thousand drakma to the talent; one talent is equal to nine years worth of work." Except, 365 x 9 = 3,285. Even without a single day off for vacation, weekends, religious observance, sick days, invasion, etc, they are still seemingly making more than (ancient)GRD1.00/day. Any evidential support on how many work days in one year/month/week, and (yes I know about the variable hours via sundial, problem) roughly how many hours a day, including how much time off for lunch? The numbers don't add up; "one obol will get you into the gym", or "a chonix with chous of wine", "two is a prostitutes fee", and 3 will be jury daily pay which will "feed one person for 16 days, or a family of four for 4". Considering a drakma has six obols in it, and that one drakma was essentially minimum wage (using state mandated Parthenon builders pay per day regardless of Citizen/slave/metic status), and their homes were on average 291 square meters, and making ~2 drakma a day (@6k/9 years of work), they were fraking rich compared to us today! ... Or does the math regarding ancient Greek economy need to be as "OCD fine", as it is with all the Roman crap? 71.165.247.91 (talk) 23:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)