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Title: How Coins of the World Teach You History Differently


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How Coins of the World Teach You History
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  • History can be studied in many ways. You can
    either refer history books written and
    interpreted in different ways by various
    historians or you can start studying about coins
    of the world.
  • The problem with the first technique is that, you
    can never be sure of the facts until you yourself
    dig into the evidence. But through numismatics,
    you take a more a scientific approach towards
    learning history.

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  • The earliest coins from around the world were
    struck In Lydia, somewhere in 5th Century BCE.
    Before coinage was introduced to the world,
    people used to trade with each other using the
    barter system.
  • In a barter system, the value of a commodity was
    compared with the value of another commodity
    based on different factors such as availability,
    rarity, dependability etc. However, there was a
    need to introduce a standard, and coinage brought
    in that standard.

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  • Over the years, valuable coins from around the
    world were struck in different metals featuring
    several interesting designs. These coin designs
    and inscriptions gave an identity to kingdoms and
    empires.
  • Many designs featured on ancient world coins
    highlight the traditions and cultures that were
    promoted by a particular kingdom.

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  • Coins of the world also offer an insight on the
    evolution of various languages across the world.
    By analysing coin designs one can understand the
    level of artistry and economic progress of a
    certain empire.
  • Many of these valuable coins from around the
    world were struck to commemorate special events
    and conquests. You will easily be able to track
    the succession of rulers in a particular dynasty
    or the chronological order of certain historic
    events by studying world coins.

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  • Instead of teaching kids history the traditional
    way, they should be encouraged to build a world
    coin collection. This way, they will enjoy the
    subject even more when they get a chance to
    physically hold a piece of history in their
    hands.
  • So, start collecting valuable coins from around
    the world and discover new facts which you
    wouldnt have otherwise by reading history books.
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