1.18.2013

Sarah Bond: The Tale of the Leather Asses: Numa Pompilius and Leather Coinage

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2 comments:

  1. Fascinating. One wonders if the transubstantiation of value is always a matter of turning lead--any old lead-- to gold. And it puts a new spin on Apuleius' The Golden Ass: I mean, there truly is gold in them thar equus africanus asinus.

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