Do you have any pet theories regarding the Early Electrum coinage??
Along what lines?
I've been reading everything I can find, and the general consensus seems to be that it was more of a "transfer of wealth" type coinage as opposed to daily use by the ordinary person due to the value of even the smallest fractions, e.g., 1/48th and 1/96th stater. Similar to most if not all early....and even not so early....gold issues.