Visual Timeline: Silver

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609 BCE - 560 BCE: Reign of Alyattes of Lydia. Minting of first coins made from electrum.
 
 
550 BCE: The silver drachma of Delos depicts a lyre - symbolic of Apollo - on its reverse side.
 
211 BCE: A new system of Roman coinage is introduced which includes the silver denarius.
 
157 BCE: There is a boom in the production of Roman silver coinage, in part thanks to the acquisition of silver mines in Macedonia.
 
84 BCE: Sulla mints new silver and gold coins to pay his army.
 
 
1101 CE: The unbyong (aka hwalgu) silver vases are first made and used as currency in Korea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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