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Trade, Commerce, Business, Economy and Money

Trade, Commerce, Business, Economy and Money

The first trade was barter. The goods were weighed and bartered individually.

Soon there was a need for standard weight stones.

Babylonia

The Babylonians established the first measure, calculation, writing and administration standards.

The first money were pieces of gold, silver and copper or bronze with standard weights.

Shekel = Piece?

The Lydians obviously were the foirst minting coins with individual names and images: the first currency: the Lydian Stater, thus nationalizing some money standard.

The Persians

Dareios

The Greek

Drachme

Tetradrachme

The Romans

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