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The Ingots of Croesus

  • L. I. C. Pearson (a1)
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1 See Hammer J. in Zeitschrift für Numismatik, Vol. XXVI, pp. 20, 21, for the proportion of gold in early electrum coins.

2 The exact proportions necessary for the required weight can be found by working out these equations, in which x = percentage of gold, y = percentage of silver: (a) x + y = 100. (b) inline-graphic.

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