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Kremnica castle town
Slovakia

Mestsky hrad v Kremnici.

Dominantou mesta i arealu hradu je dvojlodovy kostol sv. Katariny (Katarina - patronka mesta). Mestsky hrad vznikal postupne od 13. az do 15. storocia.

Predpoklada sa, ze zlato a striebro sa v Kremnici a jej okoli tazilo uz od 10. storocia, skutocny rozmach tazby vsak nastal az zaciatkom 14. storocia. V roku 1328 udelil uhorsky kral Karol Robert z Anjou osade Cremnychbana privilegia slobodneho kralovskeho banskeho a minciarskeho mesta. Zaroven zalozil mincovnu, ktora pocas staroci svojej existencie vyprodukovala obrovske mnozstvo zlatych i striebornych minci. Kremnicke dukaty, tzv. floreny, patrili k najhodnotnejsim a k najvyhladavanejsim minciam v Europe.

Castle town in Kremnica.

Kremnica belongs to the medieval towns, which, in times of their glory, were attended by monarchs, and other men of note, who had tried to capture the town and possess the rich deposits of gold. It is assumed that gold and silver were minted in Kremnica from the tenth century. However, the real boom came up in the 14th century. In the 1328, the Hungarian King Charles Robert of Anjou granted the settlement of Cremnychbana with privileges of a free royal minting and mining town. At the same time he established the royal mint, which produced large amounts of golden and silver coins. Kremnica's ducats - so called Florins belonged to the most valuable coins in Europe. Ever since it's founding in 1328 Kremnica's mint continues to operate which makes it a rarity within the European mints.

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