In Attic Gold, husband and wife picker/appraiser team Eric and
Michelle Myers clean out junk-filled New England attics looking for
hidden treasures. They'll clean the space for free, but they get to keep
what they find. And in these old Colonial houses, there's no telling
what's hidden behind the rafters, from valuable vintage toys to
mint-condition collectibles. After they pick the place clean, they
transform the attic into a bright new space the whole family can enjoy.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Attic Gold - Talent (measurement) - Netflix
The talent (Latin: talentum, from Ancient Greek: τάλαντον, talanton
'scale, balance, sum') was one of several ancient units of mass, a
commercial weight, as well as corresponding units of value equivalent to
these masses of a precious metal. The talent of gold was known to Homer,
who described how Achilles gave a half-talent of gold to Antilochus as a
prize. A Greek, or Attic talent, was 26 kilograms (57 lb) (approximately
the mass of water required to fill an amphora), a Roman talent was 32.3
kilograms (71 lb), an Egyptian talent was 27 kilograms (60 lb), and a
Babylonian talent was 30.3 kilograms (67 lb). Ancient Israel, and other
Levantine countries, adopted the Babylonian talent, but later revised
the mass. The heavy common talent, used in New Testament times, was 58.9
kilograms (130 lb).
Attic Gold - Homeric talent - Netflix
The original Homeric talent was probably the gold equivalent of the
value of an ox or a cow. Based on a statement from a later Greek source
that ‘the talent of Homer was equal in amount to the later Daric [...
i.e.] two Attic drachmas’ and analysis of finds from a Mycenaean
grave-shaft, a weight of about 8.5 grams (0.30 oz) can be established
for this original talent. The later Attic talent was of a different
weight than the Homeric, but represented the same value in copper as the
Homeric did in gold, with the price ratio of gold to copper in Bronze
Age Greece being 1:3000.
Attic Gold - References - Netflix