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Darphane
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The darphane (ḍarbkhāne, mint) was one of the longest established institutions in the Ottoman Empire, founded in the early days of the state. As the empire’s boundaries expanded in Anatolia and Balkans, mints were opened in important administrative centres, near mines, in settlements on trade routes, and elsewhere. By the second half of the tenth/sixteenth century, Ottoman darphanes numbered more than fifty, and the most important was in Istanbul. During the financial crisis that began in the 990s/1580s under the effect of international monetary and m…

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Bölükbaşı, Ömerül Faruk, “Darphane”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30077>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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