Coinage was a vital tool in western civilization. Compare and contrast the coinage systems of three ancient western civilizations of your choice (from the Sumerians through the Franks). What similarities existed, if any, in the coinage systems of the three civilizations you examined? What differences existed in these coinage systems? What were the values of the coins minted in each of the three civilizations you chose? How were the coins shaped?
Write a 5-7 page paper. The paper should be typed and double-spaced. Your paper should have 12-point font, Times New Roman, and 1-inch margins on all sides. This paper should answer the following question:
For this paper, I am requiring you to do a little research. You need at least THREE SOURCES for this paper. You are free to use either books or journal articles as sources. You are also free to use any database on NVCC’s library page for journal articles. But DO NOT USE ANY INTERNET SOURCE OUTSIDE OF A LIBRARY DATABASE. Also, you cannot use the textbook for this class as a source either. At the very end of your 5-7 page paper, insert a bibliography to indicate the sources you used. The bibliography does NOT count towards the 57 page requirement for the paper. If you are borrowing a thought or reference from a source in the body of your paper, you need to include a citation. For this paper, you may use parenthetical citation (Author’s name, Title, page number).
The Romans modified battle formations with the addition of the legion (John Smith, Battle Formations, 367). ______________________________________________________________________________
Bibliographic citation format for a book with a single author:
Author’s last name, Author’s first name. Title. City of Publication: Publishing Company, Year of Copyright
You MUST include a title page at the beginning, which should have your name, a title for your paper, and your class and section number. As mentioned above, you MUST include a bibliography at the end of your 5-7 page paper. Your title page and bibliography do NOT count to the 5-7 page requirement for your paper. Watch your spelling and grammar. Do NOT include contractions [i.e. don’t, can’t, wasn’t, etc.]. Do NOT use first person [i.e. “I”, “me”, “us”, “we”, “myself”, etc.]. I do take off 1 point for each contraction or first person pronoun I see in a paper.
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