CoinsWeekly editor Ursula Kampmann kicked off her latest numismatic travelogue with an article in this week's issue called "Springtime in Turkey – Part 1". Here's are a few selected images - be sure to read the complete article online.
After endless weeks of waiting and preparation, we set off to the south. Even though we have almost six weeks to explore Turkey, we’re obviously eager to enjoy the journey there and back as well. And so, it’s off through the Brenner Pass headed towards Bolzano in South Tyrol. There's hardly anyone on the roads. In fact, on this gloriously bright Monday, it feels like everyone else is stuck sitting in their offices while we get the Brenner Pass all to ourselves. There’s still snow on the mountains. If only there were a particularly good place to pull over, a little snowball fight might have been in the cards! But with no place to do so, we made it to Bolzano in record time.
Although there was already a small settlement here in the Middle Ages, Bolzano is truly a child of the flourishing trade of the High Middle Ages. Around 1170/80, the Bishops of Trent, who controlled the region, founded a very manageable settlement here that was to become one of the major trade centres.
Tyrol. Leopold IV, 1396-1406. Meran twenties.
The Mercantile Museum also has an instructional exhibition on Bolzano economic history. And, of course, there’s also a coin display.
An exhibition on Bolzano economic history
Bolzano. Prize medal of the Jubilee exhibition 1898
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