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The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece

The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece


By (author) David M. Schaps

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  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Format: Hardback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 231mm x 33mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Ann Arbor, MI
  • ISBN 10: 047211333X
  • ISBN 13: 9780472113330
  • Sales rank: 1,556,528

Product description

Coinage appeared at a moment when it fulfilled an essential need in Greek society and brought with it rationalization and social leveling in some respects, while simultaneously producing new illusions, paradoxes, and new elites. In a book that will encourage scholarly discussion for some time, David M. Schaps addresses a range of important coinage topics, among them money, exchange, and economic organization in the Near East and in Greece before the introduction of coinage; the invention of coinage and the reasons for its adoption; and the developing use of money to make more money.David M. Schaps is Professor of Classics at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

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