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The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece

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The invention of coinage was a conceptual revolution, not a technological one. Only with the invention of Greek coinage does the concept ""money"" clearly materialize in history. Coinage appeared at a moment when it fulfilled an essential need in Greek society, bringing with it rationalization and social leveling in some respects, while simultaneously producing new illusions, paradoxes, and elites. In an argument of interest to scholars of ancient history and archaeology as well as to modern economists, David M. Schaps ...

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The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece
2015, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

ISBN-13: 9780472036400

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The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece
2003, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI

ISBN-13: 9780472113330

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