“Kanunname-i Ihtisab-i Bursa ( The Law of
Bursa Municipality ) was the first law about the standards. This law was imposed in the
period of Sultan Bayezid II, in 1502. In this law, animal products, fruits and vegetables,
salt, bread, industrial products, textile products, forest products, and leather products
were bounded to a standard and their prices were fixed.
Some of these standards are that:
The pastries will be made with white flour and they will be half weight of a
bread. Into a bushel of flour one okka (400 drachma) oil will be added.
One okka of the green nuts will be sold for one coin. 200 drachma of the
peeled ones will be sold for one coin. After their seasons will be passed, 125 drachma
will be sold for one coin.
For fresh courgette no official price will be fixed for 3 days. After 3 days
3 okka will be sold for one coin. In the first week 4 okka, in the second week 5 okka, in
the third week 6 okka, in the fourth week 8 okka will be sold for one coin.
Silver will be not under 80
standard. 1.5 drams of gold will be not under 60 coins.