Historical Evolution of Daily Money

The money that was based on 3000 years of history before the milestone, came out in so many different forms.

The history of money in almost every area of ​​our lives today extends back to 4000 years ago. What lies at the base of the money used by people in different forms over time is the writing. First, the writing used in bureaucratic works began to become literary later.

Sumer stone tablet. 2400-2200 BC

This clay tablet belonging to the Sumerians appeared in Mesopotamia. On the tablets, they tell a man named Tupsikka who bought 22,000 liters of barley, 7 kilos of wool, 15 liters of oil and a land 2500 years ago.

Clay tablets showing workers paying beer. 3100-3000 BC

This clay tablet is much older than it was before. This article, which is shown as one of the oldest writings anywhere in the world, It shows the salary payment made to workers in Mesopotamia between 3100 and 3000. Payments were made with beer, not with money. From the Sumerian cities, the eating human image on this tablet in Uruk means "food ration" and the container in the form of a cone means "beer."


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Electrum coin. Lydia. 7th century BC.

The Elektrum Coin, produced by the Lydians, is one of the world's first known coins. These irregularly shaped coins, made from a natural gold-silver alloy, were produced at specific weight standards. Coin printing continued over time as the production of coins instead of gold and silver.

Bronze money in the shape of a gardener's globe. China. 5th century BC.

In the same period as the Lydians, the first coins in China began to emerge. An example of the coins produced in the form of agricultural tools, this coin in the shape of a gardener's paddle.

A silver coin of Pileus between Brutus and two daggers. Roman Republic. 43-42 BC

We see one of the greatest examples of this function of the coinage, which is a major mass communication tool before the printed parallels. B.C. Brutus, who betrayed him after the murder of Julius Caesar in 44, pressed his own money to address the public directly.

The golden aureus medal of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Rome. MS 46-47

This money, repressed in order to celebrate the victory of the Roman Emperor Claudius against England, is again attracting attention as a means of mass communication.

A banknote known as the Great Ming Circus Treasure. China, 1375

This paper money, which appeared in China about 1000 years ago, is the first example of the transition from a squeeze to a hard currency. The use of paper money, which is the revolutionary invention of human history, has been stretched to the present day

50 Notgeld. It was published in 1922 in Muritz, Germany.

The coin crisis that broke out in Germany with the First World War led to the printing of local paper money in small towns. From the 1920s onwards, these remittances continued to be produced for collective purposes. The local scenery looks quite nice with these moneys. Hungarian pengő banknotes. Hungary, 1946.

This money in the value of pengos is the first to have the greatest value given to a bank until now. This money was printed during hyperinflation in Hungary in January 1946.

Copper plate. Sweden, 1658.

Unlike paper money and coins, which are quite portable, this coin weighing 14 kg and 65.5 cm long is actually a coin. The Swedish plate money of the 17th century was produced during the period of copper abundance in the country.

Stone money. Build, Micronesia, 1900-1940.

This interesting object, about half a meter wide, is a money made in Pacific Island Yap. It is not known why such a money is produced.

A container full of coins.

Before modern banks, people filled their money with these containers and buried them in the ground. The vessels, which are usually stored in gold, have been used for a long time.

Buddhist vase. Wardak, Afghanistan, MS 178.

This vase in Afghanistan, full of bronze sikkeler, was buried in the soil in the name of Buddha. We see on this page that religious rituals take place in money history.

Bank of Americard credit card. USA, 1966.

This credit card, which emerged about 50 years ago, is one of the biggest revolutions on the history of money. The first credit cards were produced by Bank of America in 1958. In those years, the banks sent cards without asking the customers to increase their credit card usage. After sending credit cards to potential 100 million users in 1966 and 1970, some users complained that 15 different credit cards had been sent to them.

Mondex card cash transfer machine and portable card reader. England, 1995.

This device, which was the fruit of early experiments on electronic payment systems, soon left its place to other POS devices and virtual POSs. Today, contactless POS devices and virtual POSs are the most widely used payment tools in the world. We can show you services such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, which will take you from now on. Most likely we will be able to make all of our payments with our smartphone in the coming years.