Having raised up a Spartan fleet to destroy Athens, they then opened their coffers to Athens and helped it rebuild.
Then dig into your coffers and cough up the required cash to make work more efficient and, yes, fun.
Here it seems like the politicians were trying to cement their power rather than to fill their coffers.
the receptacle or small box placed beside the ark by the Philistines, in which they deposited the golden mice and the emerods as their trespass-offering (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15).