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A Common Origin for Coinage?

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

It is often assumed that the “roundness” of coinage had been globally found to be superior to other forms of coinage in antiquity -- that is long before Leonardo da Vinci explicitly stated so. ... More


From Coinage to Paper Money: The Origins and Evolution of Chinese and Western Banknotes in Comparison

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains the different numismatic traditions across Eurasia leading up to the emergence of paper money in the early modern era. In the process, the chapter surveys all the great ... More


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