Coinage in Antiquity was far from being a commonplace activity aimed at creating the universal means of exchange - currency. The right and the production of coins belonged to the official authority of a country. The money carried on itself the face of the rightful the ruler or the sign of the city where it was made. During the time of the mighty Thracian kings, 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 monetary mint in a city was a matter of honor and prosperity for that same ruler. Mints were organized in a specific order, in selected places, and their access was restricted under strict rules.
Among the towns of present-day Bulgaria, coins with emblems minted in Antiquity refer to Apollonia on the Black Sea – the anchor, for Kabile - Artemis with torches in hand and a multitude of others. During the Roman period, preserved testimonies confirm that at least 13 cities on the Bulgarian lands were minting their own coins.
At the Historical Park, we offer visitors to dive into the coinage in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. After a detailed explanatory talk from our tour guides, each guest will be given the opportunity to hammer his own personal coin as a souvenir. In this way, you will not only get close to the ancient practices and traditions of this unique craft but also get the unique chance to feel like the proud and invincible rulers who ruled through time over our lands.
Hammer your coin, and keep forever the memory of your majesty and dignity.
The attraction is suitable for visitors over 12 years and costs 20 leva.