Lead Currencies are currencies with a dominant influence on other currency systems. They are a great way to learn about the history in general and of money in specific. The MoneyMuseum put together a booklet by selecting five lead currencies of antiquity, middle ages and modern times. These coins tell their stories in an entertaining way.
Our publications for Lead Currencies to download:
When Coins Laugh and Quarrel with One Another
Count of published coins: 2095
Attica, Athens, Tetradrachm
ca. 460 v. Chr.
Sicily, Dionysius I, Decadrachm
400-395 v. Chr.
Phyrgia, Abydos, Stater in the Name of Philip II
ca. 320 v. Chr.
Seleucid Empire, Seleucos I Nicator, Tetradrachm
ca. 280 v. Chr.
Roman Empire, Hadrian, Aureus
128 n. Chr.
Roman Empire, Constantine I the Great, Solidus
ca. 307-337 n. Chr.
Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, 1/2 Augustalis
ca. 1231 n. Chr.