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Scientists reconstruct Mediterranean silver trade – Trojan War to Roman Republic


Mirage/Goldschmidt Conference

Repost from 7-8-2021

“Scientists have reconstructed the Eastern Mediterranean silver trade, over a period including the traditional dates of the Trojan War, the founding of Rome, and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.”

USAGOLD note: From the time when the creation of the world’s money supply was far more problematic, cumbersome and costly than it is now. An interesting read for our history buffs about the uses of silver money, i.e., hacksilber, before coinage was invented ………


Photo attribution: Hacksilber / Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped and rotated)

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