I've heard before that the Ancient Greeks would carry money around in their mouths, due to their lack of pockets.
However, I have just come across this passage in Diogenes Laertius Book IV Ch.3:
Polemo, the son of Philostratus, was an Athenian who belonged to the deme of Oea. In his youth, he was so profligate and dissipated that he actually carried about with him money to procure the immediate gratification of his desires, and would even keep sums concealed in lanes and alleys.
No doubt, keeping money concealed in lanes and alleys would have been unusual, but this passage suggests that the carrying of money to procure the immediate gratification of desires was also unusual.
Is it true that usually Greeks would not carry money around? Or did they just usually only carry the money they needed for specific things they would pay for that day?