Fun Fact of the Day, December 26, 2018

December 26, 2018

Oldest Form of Money - Cattle (which include sheep, camels, and other livestock) are the first and oldest form of money. Each head of cattle was called a caput, which is Latin for “head.” So, a person with a lot of cattle had lots of caput or “capital,” a word still used today to describe money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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