worlds first coin- The Lydian Lion

The Lydian Coin - The Lydian Coin - the worlds first coin
India
January 11, 2007 8:29am CST
It is said that the worlds first coin is lydian's coin, its called the third stater (or trite)this coin was first minted in 600 BC in Lydia Asia Minor (current day Turkey). it is made of electrum, an alloy of silve and gold ( 50 to 60% gold) LINK: http://rg.ancients.info/lion/article.html
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@Darkwing (21588)
11 Jan 07
Wow... that looks really interesting. Thank you for the url; I just might take a look in there. Do you collect coins, Altair, or did you just stumble across this? I have a great interest in Neolithic and Megolithic stone structures. I have visited a few in England. Coins are a part of the ancient cultures and I'm interested in taking a look. Thank you for the discussion. Have a great day! :-)
• India
11 Jan 07
thats for ur comment... i was reading an artical and thought it would be worth sharing...
• India
19 Jan 07
tahts great info.. but i believe there is a claim by other coins as the first too..