He was also concerned in the reform of the currency by the withdrawal of the debased Bolivian coins.
The architecture is a peculiar and debased imitation of classic style, attributed by architects to the 2nd century A.D.
4) afford complete testimony for the prevalence of Baalism as late as the exile, but prove that the clearest distinction was then drawn between the pure worship of Yahweh the god of Israel and the inveterate and debased cults of the gods of the land.
A more debased population than the peoples thus struggling for supremacy could scarcely be conceived.
This vicious system, grafted as it was upon an inefficient administration, and added to the weight of a continually depreciated currenc y, debased both by ill-advised fiscal measures and by public cupidity, formed one of the principal causes of the financial embarrassments which assailed the treasury with ever increasing force in the latter part of the 16th and during the 17th and 18th centuries.