Choinix

Choinix

An ancient Greek unit of dry volume approximately equivalent to 1.09 liters.
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Saying the thing that is contained ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], as Greek rhetors state) by the name of the thing containing it ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]): "Choinix" to signify "bread" (Ps.Plut.
Ancient unit 2002 equivalent 1 talent 60 minae 10,800 [pounds sterling] 1 mina 100 drachmas 180 [pounds sterling] 1 drachma 6 obols 1.80 [pounds sterling] 1 obol 30p Expensive items: Wine (one amphora, 34.56 litres) 1 mina 3.90 [pounds sterling] per 0.751 bottle Purple cloak 3 minae 540 [pounds sterling] Honey (0.25 litres) 5 drachmas 9.00 [pounds sterling] Cheap items: Grain (one choinix or 3.84 litres) 1 obol 30p Olives `two coppers' Tunic 10 drachmas 18.00 [pounds sterling]
4 The following are to be given as priestly dues to the priest: from the meion a thigh, a rib, an ear, 3 obols of money; from the koureion a thigh, a rib, an ear, a cake weighing a choinix, half a chous of wine; 1 drachma of money.