Tokens and their economy: The Greeks had a use for them.

@article{Paschalis1987TokensAT,
  title={Tokens and their economy: The Greeks had a use for them.},
  author={A. Ph. Paschalis},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1987},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          427
        }
}
The Greeks were the first people to use tokens on a large scale to solve a serious political problem. During the fifth century B.C., Pericles introduced a hitherto unheard of measure, namely payment for money for attending the Ecclesia, or General Assembly, where most citizens gathered to take part in the deliberations of the day and vote on various issues (Kenyon, 1891). The payment was introduced because attendance was declining; poor people could not afford to leave their work to spend a… CONTINUE READING