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20. Xiaoli Ouyang: Silver in Sumer: money in Mesopotamia?

Released Wednesday, 10th February 2021
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Xiaoli introduces us to silver in the Sumerian city of Umma. She explains where it came from and how people got hold of it. Who was able to use it and what for? She tells us how we might understand whether it could be called money. And explains the physical form in which silver circulated. 
5:42 What is money?
8:46 Who used silver?
13:00 How they got silver
16:55 Did silver actually circulate?
22:26 How was value set?

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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