Who were the Lydians?

And why did they invent money?

The Lydians were people living in Lydia, a part of Western Antolia.

They lived from 680 B.C. to 546 B.C. and were the first to use gold and silver coins as money.

Before and After

-Before the Lydians had developed money, they mainly traded one thing for another.

-Afterwards, everyone just bought their goods with coins.

-Because of this, more nations began using gold as currency

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

By: Ariana Pozos