Coinage in antiquity was not just an ordinary activity aimed at creating a universal means of exchange - money. The right and production of coins belonged to the official authority in a country. The money itself bore the image of the ruling sovereign or the emblem of the city in which it was produced. In the time of the mighty Thracian kings, namely the rulers of the Odrysian kingdom, the minted coins served as a royal insignia (sign), with which they demonstrated their superiority and power.
The existence of a mint in a city was a matter of honour and prosperity for it. The mints were organised in a special order, in selected places, and access to them was authorised under strict rules.
Among the cities of today's Bulgarian lands, ancient coins with emblems depicted Apollonia on the Black Sea, an anchor for the city of Kabile, Artemis brandishing torches and many others. During the Roman era, we find preserved evidence of 13 cities with their own coinage located in modern-day Bulgaria.
In the Historical Park, we offer visitors to learn more about coinage in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. After a detailed explanatory talk by our guides, each guest will have the opportunity to mint their own individual souvenir coin. In this way, you will not only get in touch with the ancient practices and traditions of this unique craft, but you will also get the unique chance to feel like the proud and invincible rulers who ruled our lands in ancient times.
Mint your own coin and keep the memory of your greatness and honour forever!
The attraction is suitable for visitors over 12 and costs 20 levas.
* The attraction is offered in the Entrance Fortress.