They reckon that the Greeks will use their votes to demand a return to the drachma and trigger a stampede on the banks.
“This is not just about the euro or the drachma,” Samaras told a Greek reporter last week.
“Give it for half a drachma a goblet, and we will taste it,” said one of the merchants.
Men who take from the poor daily interest for a drachma, and spend it in debauchery.
An assarion is a small Roman copper coin worth one tenth of a drachma, or about an hour's wages for an agricultural laborer.
Oh, she was most reasonable: one drachma, and a loaf of bread.
A drachma of impurities in a bes, would be one part in 64, or 984.4 fine.
"I would have given a thousand drachma to have got to the train," said the girl moodily.
It was the principal Greek coin, was made of silver, and was worth (the Attic drachma) about 9d.
Seven hundred drachma a month I pay him, and he says it's not enough.