In the use of this word for
“money,” we have a record of the fact that in primitive times
in Greece and Italy values were calculated in sheep and oxen. Stamped money
was introduced into Asia Minor and Greece in the 7th century; into Rome in
the 5th. For the history of Greek coins, see PONDERA; for that of Roman coins, see As; while a few general remarks
as to the use of money in antiquity will be found under NUMUS.