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Who created a system of mathematics in which a circle represented 1 and a bar represented 5?

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I think you might talking about the Mayans.

http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/HistTopics/Mayan_mathematics.html

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The Mayas.

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It was a dot actually not a circle. A shell meant zero. There are over 4 million Maya today.

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