Duke Bernhard’s coinage – did a mint operate in Tschatesch?


One who has at least a little knowledge on the Friesach-type coinage is also aware of the fact that a wide range of coin types appeared at the beginning of the 13th century. The number of official mints increased, and by this time, lay and religious leaders operated several workshops. Some mints were opened near silver mines, others by important commercial routes. And the significant increase in the amount of officially issued money, as well as the growing popularity of coins, also brought about the appearance of counterfeiting workshops.