Chrysoteleia

   The "gold tax" of Antasasios I (q.v.), the purpose of which is unclear. It may have replaced the chrysargyron (q.v.). Another alternative is that it commuted the annona (q.v.) into a cash tax, or that it may have been an irregular tax.

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

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  • Chrysargyron —    A detested tax abolished in 498 by Anastasios I (q.v.) as part of his financial reforms. The loss to the treasury was made up by revenues from imperial estates, recently increased by the confiscation of property from Zeno and other Isaurians… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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