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Money and the first coins – Valencian-Iberian Coins

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Iberians used ingots, silver and gold pieces and objects as money, along with only a few Greek or Punic coins from the V century B.C. The first Greek mainland mints (Emporion, Rhode) and later, the Iberian (Arse) emissions, facilitated payments in their territories, due to the circulation of coins with a standard weight and guaranteed metal quality.
Arse (Sagunto) was, in the fourth century B.C., the first Iberian city which minted coins. In the second century B.C. this practice extended to more than 200 cities in the Iberian Peninsula, which by then, produced their own bronze emissions, essential to everyday transactions, although a few cities also coined silver for important payments. Valencian mint workshops were Arse (Sagunto), Saitabi (Xativa), Kelin (Caudete) and Kili (¿La Carència?).
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