Kafa’s money-changing hole in the 13th — 14th centuries

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2022, Vol. 8. № 1 (29)

Kafa’s money-changing hole in the 13th — 14th centuries

For citation: Emanov A. G. 2022. “Kafa’s money-changing hole in the 13th — 14th centuries”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 8, no. 1 (29), pp. 179-205. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2022-8-1-179-205

About the author:

Alexandr G. Emanov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Department of History and Mundial Politic, University of Tyumen; a.g.emanov@utmn.ru; ORCID: 0000-0002-2352-4363


This Article addresses Origin of the Money-Changing Hole in Kafa in the 13th — 14th Centuries based on a wide Variety of Sources, public-legal Documents, notarial Deeds, public financial Registers, private financial Records, Trade Books, numismatic and archaeological Collections. In the Article reconstructed Activity of the Greek Trapeza and Trapezites, who specialized in the Exchange of Coins with Greek Writing, of the Levant Sarraf Yanseke and Sarrafs, in Charge of which has been Oriental Money Exchange, of the Italian Campsa and Campsors, who were responsible for Occident Coins. The Money-Changing Hole in Kafa was doing since the End of the 13th Century not only Exchange Money, but also Credit of the commercial Matters, torn into early Banks. One of the first Bankers in Kafa was Manfred, whose Name was not Italian, but German Origins, which meant “Man of World”, which reflected the cosmopolitan Character of the City.


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