By AndrewHicks
74 days ago

The Lydians became the first Western culture to make coins.

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Lydia was an Iron Age kingdom of western Asia Minor located generally east of ancient Ionia in the modern western Turkish provinces of Uşak, Manisa and inland İzmir. Its population spoke an Anatolian language known as Lydian. Its capital was Sardis. The Kingdom of Lydia existed from about 1200 BC to 546 BC.
The Lydians (known as Sparda to the Achaemenids, Old Persian cuneiform 𐎿𐎱𐎼𐎭) were an Anatolian people living in Lydia, a region in western Anatolia, who spoke the distinctive Lydian language, an Indo-European language of the Anatolian group.
Historians believe metal objects were first used as money as early as 5,000 B.C. Around 700 B.C., The Lydians became the first Western culture to make coins. Other countries and civilizations soon began to mint their own coins with specific values.

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Tendz Great info👍
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Tomi Very good article
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Sanja011 Good article
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Violeta Very nice article
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ana976 Very nice, but i almost like a real money
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Miki Nice article👍
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RalRey All right, I think it's interesting information. And I can think of a play on words in Spanish, a kind of simile: "lidiar con el dinero" (deal with money) or "lidiar con la moneda" (deal with the currency) 👍😃🎨
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Strabunica013 Very interesting article 😜😜😜
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Nevena83 Good article
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duca981 Extra good article!
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marija64 Very nice .
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