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15 Apr 2022

Coins of Great Empires: Ottomans

Young Numismatists Exchange | Coinyoshi

A story before I begin: I was writing this earlier this week. I was chilling on the couch and watching the Bayern Munich game, feet up on the ottoman. My brother asked me what I was doing. I told him I was watching soccer. He then asked me what I was really doing. I told him that I was writing about the coins of the Ottoman Empire. He told me that the Ottoman Empire invented the ottoman and producing ottomans was their main industry. I told him that he didn't know what he was talking about and then asked him questions about the empire. He said, "I don't know" to all of them and walked away. It turns out that he was half right: ottomans originally came from the Ottoman Empire! They were traded around Europe, being exchanged for coins or other types of currency, mostly from the German States, France, and the Italian States. Anyway, that's a fun little fact about the Ottoman Empire before I get started.

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10 Apr 2022

Coins of Great Empires: Byzantium

Young Numismatists Exchange | Coinyoshi

Today, I will be starting a new blog series. This one will be called the Coins of the Great Empires, and in each blog,I will cover the coins of specific empires from history, such as the Ottomans, Napoleonic France, Austria-Hungary, the German Empire, and today's subject, Byzantium. I have also changed the titles of my Russian Empire and Roman Empire blogs to fit with this new series.

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