The Drákon League currency comes in four denominations, each of a standard consistency enforced by law. The coins are minted by the individual city-states within the Drakon league. For reference:
- Two obols per day is enough to maintain a single individual at a basic level of subsistance.
- One silver drachma was a day's pay for a foot soldier or skilled worker, two if accompanied by a slave.
- A common slave can be purchased for one silver talent
- The one hundred rowers who crew a trireme are paid a gold talent for one month's worth of work.
|Obol||An copper, or sometimes bronze coin|
|Silver drachma||A silver coin|
|Gold drachma||An gold coin|
|Silver talent||A 5 pound trade bar of silver|
|Gold talent||A 5 pound trade bar of gold|
History & Usage
|Required to make one:||Obol||Silver Drachma||Gold Drachma||Silver Talent||Gold Talent|
Trade & Market
The coins are regulated and can be used across the Drákon League city-states. They can be used in trade outside of the city-states, but exchange reates may not be fixed or consistent. Lending institutions have recently developed within several of the city-states. These institutions, as well as state temples, can provide loans at interest rates from 5% to 15% annually, depending on circumstances and risk. Excessive rates (though not specified) are prohibited, and can be referred for prosecution.
Coinage can be stored on one's person, in a secure area in one's home (only for those with the means to protect it), state temples, and more recently in lending institutions within a particular city-states. While not common, letters of credit can be used in long distance or large scale trade transactions.