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Studies on the Ancient Silver Mines at Laurion

Dionysios A. Kounas

Studies on the Ancient Silver Mines at Laurion

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Published by Coronado Pr .
Written in English

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    Open LibraryOL11114552M
    ISBN 100872910431
    ISBN 109780872910430
    OCLC/WorldCa728468

      The discovery of the Laurion silver mines had brought a windfall to the community, and a proposal had been made to divide the revenue among the citizenry on a per-capita basis. Ten drachmas was a considerable sum for a working man, perhaps roughly equivalent to a month's wages.


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Get this from a library. Studies on the ancient silver mines at Laurion. [Dionysios A Kounas; August Boeckh; Édouard Ardaillon; Xenophon.;] -- Stories addressed to cats and written from a cat's point of view, featuring such topics as birthday presents, snow, and breakfast.

The mines in the Lavrion Mining District were opened in ancient times for their lead, copper and silver content. While the production of lead and silver from Lavrion is common knowledge, the inclusion of copper in this list may seem surprising, but Gale & Stos-Gale () report: "Several lines of evidence suggest that the Laurion was one of a number of important sources of copper to the.

Book chapter views. Skilled slaves and the economy: the silver mines of the Laurion / Tracey, Rihll. Antike Sklaverei: Rückblick und Ausblick. Neue Beiträge zur Forschungsgeschichte und zur Erschließung der archäologischen Zeugnisse, Pages: - Cited by: 1. The silver mines of Laurion (Attica, Greece) were the most important mining district of ancient Greece during the fifth and fourth century AC.

The silver mines of Laurion (Attica, Greece) were the most important mining district of ancient Greece during the fth and fourth century AC. This source of wealth highly contributed to the.

Iberia or modern Spain and Portugal, was one of if not the richest Roman province in the case of mineral ore from around the first century BC (Healy ). Containing deposits of gold, silver, copper, tin, lead, iron, and mercury), it was very rich in resources. From its acquisition during the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, Iberia continued to produce a significant amount of Roman metals.

Mining is a destructive process, so much evidence has been erased by Roman and later working. It is particularly difficult to date features such as shafts and tools.

Some earlier mines, such as the Studies on the Ancient Silver Mines at Laurion book silver mine of Laurion, had a Roman period that may have had minimal effect on the mine features.

When the Athenians began to strike coins in the sixth century BC, they produced one of the earliest coinages in the Greek mainland, appearing within a generation or two of the first coins in Lydia.

The trickle of silver coinage produced by the Athenians in the sixth century became, by the end of the fifth, a colossal flood, which was fed both by their indigenous “fountain of silver,” the Cited by: 4.

The Mines and Minerals of Lavrion - Ancient Mining History (III), By Branko Rieck Fig. 8: "New Style" silver Tetradrachm: More than slaves worked. Again, we hear much in the literature about the blessings of Athenian citizenship and democracy, but we know nothing about what those excluded from it thought, especially those who worked the farms and the silver mines in Laurion.

Towards the end of the book, H. speculates as to why there seem to have been no abolitionists in the ancient world. / Elemental composition of gold and silver coins of Siphnos. Mines, metals, and money: ancient world studies in science, archaeology and history.

editor / Kenneth Sheedy ; Gillan Davis. London: Royal Numismatic Society, (Metallurgy in Numismatics).Author: Kenneth Sheedy, Damian Gore, Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, Gillan Davis. Slavery was an accepted practice in ancient Greece, as in other societies of the Ancient Greek writers (including, most notably, Aristotle) described slavery as natural and even paradigm was notably questioned in Socratic dialogues; the Stoics produced the first recorded condemnation of slavery.

The principal use of slaves was in agriculture, but they were also used. The first in-depth study of the field in more than 20 years analyzes the role of various metals in the context of Greek economic life, politics, culture and art, traces the movement of metal from ore to finished objects, including works of art, and shows the relations between the regions where metals were extracted and the centres of metalworking, the structure of the workshops and the.

terminology. Chapter 2 ('Administration and labour in ancient mines') is a synthesis of earlier studies, and examines the evidence from the Attic silver mines. The rest of the book considers ancient mining by region: Greece (Ch. 3), Roman Italy and the Danubian Provinces (Ch. 4), Gaul and the Rhine Provinces (Ch.

5), Iberia (Ch. Ore exploitation of the Lavrion area has a history of 5, years. The naval strength of Athens in the fifth century BC and the silver decorations of its buildings are indications of the riches of the Lavrion mines. Apart from the ancient silver mining, Lavrion is known worldwide for the variety and the beauty of its mineral by: 1.

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“Skilled Slaves and the Economy: The Silver Mines of the Laurion,” in Heinen (ed.), pp. – Ritti, T., K. Grewe, and P. Kessener (). “ A Relief of a Water-Powered Stone Saw Mill on a Sarcophagus at Hierapolis and its Implications,” Journal of Roman Archaeology –Cited by: 1. But because of a lucky find of silver in the Laurion silver mines inThemistocles was able to persuade the Athenians to use this not for a tax rebate, as the other politicians wanted, but for the defense budget, and Athens began to build a navy of ships.

Full text of "The public economy of Athens, to which is added A dissertation on The silver mines of Laurion;" See other formats. Excavations at Laurion show that houses and the theater were jumbled together with washeries, cisterns, adits, shafts, and slave barracks, increasing the vulnerability to local lead pollution.

Xenophon observed that the areas around the Laurion silver mines were considered unhealthy and thus not worthy of a visit. - 8-days geologic walking and study tour to Athens, Laurion and Milos Island, Greece - Volcanic colors of the coast (c) Tom Pfeiffer. The pumice bridge (c) Tom Pfeiffer.

The church at Palaka (c) Tom Pfeiffer. The northern coast of Milos (c) Tom Pfeiffer. Plaka village (c) Tom Pfeiffer. I imagine this book being most useful in a course on comparative environmental history, the ecology of the ancient Mediterranean, or concepts of nature in classical antiquity, where the new case-studies such as the mines or the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius would be particularly those already familiar with classical antiquity it also.

Xenophon (3"6) told us that the district of the (Laurion) silver mines was considered unhealthy and thus unworthy of a visit by Ariston's son, Glaucon. According to Pliny (), the exhalations from the silver mines are dangerous to all animals, but especially to by: own territory a rich source of silver from the mines at Laurion, near Sounion.

The Laurion mines made Athens one of the richest Greek cities and provided silver for its coins for years. The first coins struck by Athens (8) differ significantly from the later Athenian issues (9) which were to become famous all over the ancient world.

After glass, lead is the second major Roman addition to the material spectrum of the ancient world: even if the Greeks mined certain quantities of it at the silver mines at Laurion, they do not really seem to have used it in its pure form except as writing material.

60 The Romans, however, began to use it for all kinds of utilitarian purposes Cited by: 1. References Ardaillon, E ‘Les Mine du Laurion dans l’Antiquite’, reprinted in D A Kounas (ed) Studies on the Athenian Silver Mines of Laurion (Kansas) Conophagos, C.

Their purpose was to determine the amounts of trace elements in the coins. Native Athenian Owls minted using silver from the Laurion mines outside Athens have a lower content of both gold and copper and a higher content of lead compared with other ancient Greek.

The relationship between economics and warfare is one of the themes treated in some detail in a page book on the history of Davies, Glyn. A history of money from ancient times to the present day, 3rd BC a particularly rich seam of silver was struck in the Laurion mines some 25 miles south of Athens and some of the proceeds from.

Tracey Rihll is a Reader in History and Classics at Swansea University. She serves on the Council of the Hellenic Society, the editorial advisory board of Vulcan: The Journal of the Social and Cultural History of Military Technology (Brill), and is co-editor of Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science (IRCPS).

She has long specialized in the history of ancient science and. Inflation was a problem even in the early days of coin production. In BC Sparta captured the Athenian silver mines at Laurion and released aro slaves.

As a result Athens was faced with a grave shortage of coins and in and BC issued bronze coins with a thin plating of silver. Ancient Greco. Ancient Greco Roman Mosaic Recreation Birds 41''x 47 Marble Mosaic An $ Silver Mines & Silver Miners: In Colonial Peru, by John Fisher.

Silver Mining & Society: In Colonial Mexico, Zacatecas, by P Bakewell. Silver Strike: The True Story Of Silver Mining In The Coeur D'Alenes by William Stoll. Studies On The Ancient Silver Mines At Laurion: by Dionysios Kounas.

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The volume Early Indian Metallurgy, the production of Lead, Silver and Zinc through Three Millennia in North West India, Archetype, London by PT Craddock, presents the studies carried out in several decades, sinceof research in three zinc, lead and silver mines in India: Zawar, Dariba and : A Giumlia Mair.

First, the ancient sources tell us directly, that Peisistratos had serious personal income. Silver mines of Pangaea he had, in fact. Secondly, it is difficult to imagine that a tyrant who has destroyed the oligarchic system of government and expelled from the city of many aristocrats would continue mint coins with the symbols of their families.

In assigning the beginning of the New Style coinage to the last quarter of the fourth century Beulé was in agreement with earlier numismatic opinion (cited on pp. 93– of Les monnaies d’Athènes).He failed, however, to mention or take into consideration one dissenting judgment which time has vindicated.

The Ancient Greek proto-democracies, as said elsewhere, were far from abundant, safe, or large. With the island and mountain geography, the Greek city-states were far better examples of isolated small communities that were forced the rapid development of a social contract.

Skarpelis N (b) Lavrion: Ancient silver mines in a young extensional structural domain. In G Lister, M Forster, U Ring (eds) Inside the Aegean Metamorphic Core Complexes. J Virt Explor, Electronic Edition, ISSN27 pp, paper 8. Google ScholarCited by: 8.

This book has been cited by the following publications. Studies in Ancient Coinage from Turkey, London. Austin, S., Eliot, D. and Pilon, F. ‘Silver surface enrichment of silver-copper alloys: a limitation for the analysis of ancient silver coins by surface techniques’, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research.

Interestingly, as far as silver production goes, the Aravalli region in north-west India along with Laurion in Greece and the Roman mines of Rio Tinto in Spain ranks amongst the few major ancient silver producing sites from about the mid 1st millennium BC onwards.

Zinc. The earliest firm evidence for the production of metallic zinc is from India. The ancient Greeks mined silver in the mines of Laurion, south of Athens.

The mines may have been opened as early as B.C. by an earlier Greek people, the Mycenaeans. The Greeks worked the mines from about to B.C.

Several of the shafts went to a depth of meters ( feet).MACHINES, POWER AND THE ANCIENT ECONOMY* By ANDREW WILSON (Plates I-IV) This paper explores, in a very preliminary fashion, the relationship in the ancient world between the design and use of mechanical technology, social or political patronage and investment, and economic return, using three main areas as case studies: water- lifting devices, the water-powered grain mill, and the diverse uses.P.

S. de Jesus, "A Survey of Some Ancient Mines and Smelting Sites in Turkey," Archäologie und Naturwissenschaften 2 (): J.

Hester et al., "Preliminary report on the third phase of ancient mining survey, southwestern province, A.H./," Atlal 8 ():