According to the Greek essayist Plutarch (45-127 CE), Spartans encouraged equality in their society what ingenious way?

Answer: They used long and heavy iron rods as their currency in the hopes it would discourage Spartans from pursuing the accumulation of great wealth. The rods were supposedly so cumbersome that carrying significant wealth would require numerous oxen.

Source: Primitive Money by Paul Einzig

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