Who were the Lydians?
And why did they invent money?
Why Invent Money?
-The barter system was limited-It was a lot easier to trade with money
-People didn't have to barter for their goods, they paid in coins for how much each item was worth
A few coins and what they're made of
The first coins were made of lumps of electurm and are not considered real coins today.
This coin has a head of a lion and bull on one side and two squares on the other.
Like the silver coin, the gold coin also has a head of a lion and bull on one side and two squares on the other.