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The Birth of Coins: Ionia's Enduring Legacy
The dawn of ancient coinage heralded a monumental shift in the history of human civilization. Before coins, ancient societies navigated a complex web of barter systems in their trade and transactions. It was in the heart of this transformative era that Ionia emerged. The dawn of ancient coinage started in a coastal region in modern-day Turkey and emerged as a vibrant hub of commerce. Additionally, intellectual exchange pioneered a concept that would forever alter how the world conducted business.
The Challenge of Barter Systems
Before coins, the exchange of goods and services relied on barter systems. While effective in some