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Story of Money


Section 6: Early coins Previous | Next | Section Index
The many advantages of coins induced governments throughout the world to produce coin money

Silver siglos
Persian
Issued by King Darius
450–400 B.C.

Gold daric
Persian
Issued by Artaxerxes II
405–359 B.C.

Bronze AE
Roman
27 B.C.–A.D. 14

Bronze AS
Roman
187–175 B.C.

Silver tetradrachm
Athenian
490–430 B.C.

Gold nomisma
Byzantine
Michael VII
A.D. 1100–1200

Silver blanc
French
Charles VI
A.D. 1389

Gold ducat
Venetian
Issued by A. Gritti,
Doge of Venice
A.D. 1523–39

Groat
English
Henry VIII
A.D. 1547–51

Silver bu-gin
Japanese
circa A.D. 1859

Bronze pu
Chinese, Chou Dynasty
340–250 B.C.
 
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