Coin Retariffing and Gracchan Grain Distribution

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By ‘old-style’ what Rathbone and von Reden mean here is what 1/5 of two denarii would have been before the retariffing of the denarius from 10 asses to 16 asses.  This is a simple and brilliant explanation of Gaius Gracchus’ otherwise bonkers pricing structure.  And the first good illustration I’ve seen of how Romans reacted to the retariffing.

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