Episode 20. Xiaoli Ouyang: Silver In Sumer: Money In Mesopotamia?: Show notes

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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