The Invention of Coinage: Lydia, 630 BCE

The earliest coins were struck in the late seventh century BCE in western Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), which was home to many Greek cities. They are nugget-like in shape and made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver.

See the on-line exhibition White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins:

Direction & Design: Sagi Rechter, Studio Hyuli

Animation: Roy Manor

Sound Design: Shai Zingerman

Storyboard: Yaniv Schauer, Haim Gitler, Chanan de Lange, Studio de Lange