Ottoman coins to be displayed in first mint
BURSA - Anadolu Agency
The mint in Bursa’s Maksen neighborhood is undergoing a restoration process and will turn into a museum of Ottoman printing when works are done.Restorations are continuing in the mint where the fist Ottoman money was printed in the 1300s, during the reign of Orhan Gazi, the second Ottoman sultan. Once the restorations are complete, the first Ottoman coins will be displayed in Bursa.
Bursa Mayor Recep Altepe said sites across the city had been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
“Printing money is one of the most important symbols of the state. There were mints in Bursa, where the money was printed. One of these mints is located on the Pınarbaşı Avenue in the Maksem neighborhood,” Altepe said. “There is also one mint next to the Sultanate Gate. These two mints are mentioned in the history of Bursa. We have been restoring the mint in Maksem, which dates back to more than 600 years ago.”
The tools used to print money will be displayed in the mint, Altepe said, adding that an additional building in its garden will be used to host social and cultural events.