Earrings, 13th century, bronze, Roman cemetery, Ratina near Kraljevo

The bronze earrings were found during archeological excavations carried out by the National Museum Kraljevo on a site, popularly called the Roman Cemetery, in the village of Ratina in 1982. Regardless of the name, it is a medieval cemetery, and the toponym Ratina, in the same original form, is known from the Žiča Charter of King Stefan the First-Crowned, as one of the villages that belonged to the Zice manor. The earrings are decorated with a single strawberry with large granules and are made of bronze with gilding. They date back to the beginning of the 13th century, that is, to the time when the Žiča Monastery was built.

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