Unformatted text preview: coin shows a banker's table (trapeza) laden with coins, a pun on the name of the city. In fact, even today in Modern Greek the word Trapeza (???pe?a) means both a table and a bank. Another possible origin of the word is from the Sanskrit words (????) Baya (Expense ) and Onka (Calculation) = BayaOnka. This word still survives in Bangla, which is one of the Sanskrit's child languages. ?????? + ???? = ??????? . Such expense calculations were the biggest part of mathmetical treaties written by Indian mathmeticians as early as 500 B.C....
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