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Who invented money...?

  1. The Jet profile image76
    The Jetposted 6 years ago

    Who invented money...?

    Just a random thought in my mind and yet... there is no answer. Perhaps there could be some here.

  2. Author Cheryl profile image88
    Author Cherylposted 6 years ago

    "Up until 1500 BC, all money was cattle, lambs, goats or pigs – live money that was real life-support wealth, wealth you could actually eat.  Steers were by far the biggest food animal and so they were the highest denomination of money.  The Phoenicians carried their cattle with them for trading but these big creatures proved to very cumbersome on long voyages.  This was the time when Crete was the headquarters of the big-boat people and their new supreme weapon – the lines-of-supply-control ship.  Crete was called the Minoan civilization, the bull civilization, worshippers of the male fertility god.
    The pair of joined bulls horns symbolized that the particular ship carried real-wealth traders – that there were cattle on board to be exchanged for local-wealth items…

    Graduating from carrying cattle along for trading in 1500 BC, the Phoenicians invented metal money, which they first formed into iron half-rings that looked like a pair of bull’s horns.  (Many today mistake them for bracelets.)  Soon the traders found that those in previously unvisited foreign countries had no memory of the cattle-on-board trading days and didn’t recognize the miniature iron bull horn.  If metal was being used for trading then there were other kinds of metal they preferred trading with people – silver, copper and gold were easy to judge by hefting and were more aesthetically pleasing than the forged iron bull horn symbols.

    This soon brought metal coinage into the game of world trading with the first coin bearing the image of the sovereign of the homeland of the Phoenicians."

  3. amithak50 profile image61
    amithak50posted 6 years ago

    There is no-one specific ... We invented the money

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    erickcbposted 6 years ago

    Go down to your local library and search some topics on ancient sumerian, and harappin cultures. They predate ancient egypt. Full on civilizations with their own trade routes, stone receipts, and cities. I would also take a look at the minoan, and phoenician cultures. Very interesting stuff, they don't teach you in school. They all have monetary systems and the Phoenicians were the first civilization to have a full alpha-numeric system intact.

    If you wanna get really interesting.. do some delving into the histories of the word Troglodyte.. yes. That is all. Good luck to you.

  5. cheaptoys profile image60
    cheaptoysposted 6 years ago

    it all started through barter trading which evolved into using money as a form of exchange. you should google to find more info on this