I find Biblical history to be so interesting. I wanted to put this timeline together to show you the large period of Biblical history where coins did not exist. Coins were not invented until the Greeks in about 650 B.C. The Israelites were not introduced to coinage until the Babylonian captivity. At that time they were introduced to the Daric. After they were released from captivity, the Jews minted their own coinage. These small bronze pieces are distinct in that they follow the commandment to make no graven images of people or animals. Instead they feature anchors, wheels, and Hebrew text.