I came across this interesting bit of coin trivia this week, but have no idea if it's true or how to verify it. Has anyone come across this explanation of coin-tossing before? -EditorThe Lydians minted the first coins in 10 BC but it wasn.t until nine hundred years later that the coin toss became a decision-maker. Julius Caesar.s head appeared on one side of every Roman coin of his time, and such was the reverence for the emperor that in his absence often serious litigation was decided by the flip of a coin. If Caesar.s head landed upright, it meant that through the guidance of the gods, he agreed in absentia with the decision in question.
To read the complete article, see: How did flipping a coin become a decision-maker? (http://honeyandfunny.blog.co.in/2008/08/04/
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