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Before coins were invented, a barter system was in use (e.g. I'll give you 20 eggs for a new pair of shoes etc.)

After that they started using coins (around 8th-7th century B.C.) Each city-state had its own coins made of gold, silver, copper or iron.

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The Romans did not have general name for their currency. They used the names of their coins. The coins made of different metals. They changes over time as there were reforms of the Roman currency.

The coins of the Roman Republic were the denarius (silver), the sestertius(silver), the dupondius (brass), the as ( bronze) the triens (bronze) the quadrans (bronze) the quincunx (bronze) and the uncia(bronze).

Emperor Augustus reformed the monetary system in 27 BC. He introduced gold coins. The coins under his system were the aureus (gold) the quinarius (gold) the denarius(silver) the quinarius (gold) the argenteus (silver) the sestertius(sliver) the dupondius (brass) the as (brass) the semis (bronze) and the quadrans(bronze).

Emperor Diocletian reformed the monetary system in 301 AD. He introduced copper coins. The coins under his system were the solidus (gold) the argenteus(silver) the nummus (copper) the radiate (20 parts bronze and 1 part silver) the laureate and the denarius(silver).

The coins in the late Empire were the solidus, the miliarense (silver) the siliqua(silver) the follis (bronze) and the nummus (copper).

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greek dollars looked like monopoly dollars. the coins where gold and silver about the size of a half dollar or dollar coin in amarica.

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Yes. Many of the Ancient Greek states issued coins. Some people collect them and some major museums have large collections of Ancient Greek coins on display.

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Money in Ancient Greece varied from state to state, but the most common currency, being used most in Athens, was the Drachma and Obol.

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Money was divided in :1 talent (ταλαντο) = 60 minae [single:mna] (μνες) = 6000 drachmae (δραχμες) = 36000 oboloi (οβολοι)

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They used gold, silver and bronze coins.

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Athenians use drachmas.

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Yes. They used drachmas.

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