What is the oldest coin in the world?
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Short answer: The oldest coins in the world come from Ephesus, known as the Lydia Lion or the 1/6 stater, from approximately 610-560 BC.
The oldest known coins from the city of Ephesus, located in what today is known as Turkey. They are known as the Lydia Lion, or the 1/6 stater, and date from between 610-560 BC. They were worth more than a day's wages, and were minted by the Lydians. Before coins, wealth was measured solely in land, cattle, and other goods.
Recently, the oldest known coin mint was uncovered in China, which began minting coins between 640-550 BC, but the oldest coins found are not as old as the Lydian pieces.
- ↑ "The oldest coin in the world". www.fleur-de-coin.com. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
- ↑ admin (2010-09-16). "The Oldest Coin in the World". Monterey Company. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
- ↑ Holt, Frank L. (2021). When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. pp. 13–14. ISBN 9780197517659.