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What was Spartan money?

What was Spartan money?

Allegedly, Spartans were prohibited from possessing gold and silver coins, and according to legend Spartan currency consisted of iron bars to discourage hoarding.

What did Spartans value most?

The Spartans valued discipline, obedience, and courage above all else. Spartan men learned these values at an early age, when they were trained to be soldiers. Spartan women were also expected to be strong, athletic, and disciplined.

What were Spartan warriors called?

Going into battle, a Spartan soldier, or hoplite, wore a large bronze helmet, breastplate and ankle guards, and carried a round shield made of bronze and wood, a long spear and sword. Spartan warriors were also known for their long hair and red cloaks.

What was the Spartan economy like?

Sparta’s economy relied on farming and conquering other people. Sparta didn’t have enough land to feed its entire population, so Spartans took the land they needed from their neighbors. Because Spartan men spent their lives as warriors, Sparta used slaves and noncitizens to produce needed goods.

Did Spartan make coins?

HUNDREDS OF GREEK CITIES issued coins between the birth of coined money around 650 BCE and the end of Greek civic coinage some time after 300 CE. The apparent exception was Sparta. Sparta issued Spartan coins, in small quantities, well after it had ceased to be a major power in the affairs of the Greek world.

How did the Spartans earn money?

Which Greek tyrant gave land to landless farmers?

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Sparta’s economy was NOT based on what? trade. It was based on military.
Who became popular by giving land to landless farmers? The Greek tyrant, Peisistratus.
How did Sparta finally defeat Athens after the Peloponnesian War? Sparta destroyed Athen’s naval fleet and blockaded their city.

Did Sparta abolish money?

Currency. Lycurgus added to Sparta’s constitution a provision banning the circulation and possession of gold, silver, or other precious metals as a means of transacting business, replacing them with an iron currency (variously reported as being in the form of disc or of bars).