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Imperial Mint Museum, Oraviţa

SubordinationHistory Museum of Old Theatre and Caraşan Culture
Museum code6920508
NameImperial Mint Museum, Oraviţa
Addressstr. 1 Decembrie 1918, nr. 24
Postal code325600
AccessDJ 581 Reşiţa-Grădinari-DN 57 Grădinari-Oraviţa; DN 57 Timişoara-Stamora Moraviţa-Grădinari-Oraviţa; DN 58 Caransebeş-Reşiţa-DJ 581 Reşiţa-Grădinari-DN 57 Grădinari-Oraviţa; DN E 70 Băile Herculane-Iablaniţa- DN 57 B Iablaniţa-Bozovici-Anina-Oraviţa; E 70 Turnu Severin-Orşova-DN 57 Orşova-Moldova Nouă- DN 57 Moldova Veche-Oraviţa
Time table9:00-19:00
DirectorIonel Bota, directorul Centrului Cultural „Teatrul Vechi Mihai Eminescu”
Collection(s)Mint ("Bănăria") from Ciclova Montana, the first of its kind in Romanian history that issued its cheap brass currency is active according Imperial Ordinance of February 20, 1811 between 1811-1855, with modern facilities and three hydraulic presses. Ciclova Montana then and today is ascribed administratively to Oraviţa city. The coins bore the logo "O" issues having several divisions: 3.584 pieces in 1811 struck at 3 farthings; in 1812 other 3585 at 1 crown; in 1816-3587 the value of ½ crowns pieces; in 1816, 3,588 pieces of ¼ crowns. The museum was set up in Oraviţa in a historic building, erected after 1720, with upper floor since 1777, and modified in 1836 by adding a balcony. After 1860 the upper floor belonged to Fira family and to Gropşianu family the ground floor. In interwar the building was called "House of Lawyers".
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building CS-II-m-B-11142
Categorymunicipal/ orăşenesc
General profileNumismatics
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