French and Spanish Coins (17th–18th Centuries AD) from the Collection of the Museum of History in Provadia

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11076623

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European Coins, 17th–18th century, French Mints, Spanish Mints, Ottoman Provadia kaza

Abstract

During the Ottoman period, Provadia became a major trade and economic centre, where the largest colony of Dubrovnik in North-east Bulgaria was located. From here, the Dubrovnik merchants carried out their trade (regional and international). For a period Provadia was one of the European mints of the Ottoman Empire, which clearly speaks for the significant role of the city. This fact is also supported by the source material from that period, where one of the most frequently mentioned kazas is those of Provadia. Various coins were circulating on the market in this significant Ottoman city. In addition to domestic – Ottoman emissions, there were foreign – European ones. The purpose of this study is to present the main types of European coins that were in circulation in the kaza of Provadia in the 16–18 centuries including eight French issues mostly of Louis XIV (1643–1715), nine Spanish coins of Philip V (1700–1746).

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Published

30-04-2024

How to Cite

Mitev, N., & Georgiev, D. (2024). French and Spanish Coins (17th–18th Centuries AD) from the Collection of the Museum of History in Provadia. Bulgarian Numismatic Journal, 2(1), 29–38. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11076623