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Money/Money economy/Money theory
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A. Introduction (CT)

A. Introduction

The monetary forms that have developed from pieces of precious metals since the 7th cent. BC, whose value was guaranteed by the ruler or the community, and their increasingly dominant role in the economy of the Mediterranean region gradually displaced the much older way of payment in kind in all its forms (stone, ring and tooth, jewelr…

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Denzel, Markus A. (Göttingen RWG), “Money/Money economy/Money theory”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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