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Bosnia and Herzegovina Issued Stamp on National Monument Stećak Necropolis Radimlja

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Issued Stamp on National Monument Stećak Necropolis Radimlja Bosnia and Herzegovina Issued Stamp on National Monument Stećak Necropolis Radimlja

The stećak necropolis Radimlja is situated in the Vidovo polje near Stolac and is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has 133 stećak tombstones dating back to the 15th and 16th century, and it is one of the most important stećak necropolis. Most of them are in crest form as well as in “sljemenjak” form (similar to a sarcophagus), while 63 stećak tombstones are decorated.

The motifs are arcades and male figures with raised hands, crosses and stylized crosses, bent vines with a trefoil, shields with a sword, also scenes of hunting, dancing, duelling and other ornaments or figural scenes.

Inscriptions in the Croatian Cyrillic or the Bosančica (Bosnian Cyrillic) indicate that the necropolis belonged to the noble family of Hraben – Miloradović. Also, three stone carvers Miogost, Bolašin Bogavčić and Ratko Brativoić carved their names. In the immediate vicinity of the necropolis is a large number of Illyrian tumuli, which indicates the continuity of burial and the continuation of the burial tradition along the old graves.

The necropolis is intersected by a road built during the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is estimated that some 20 monuments were destroyed by this road construction. (Željka Šaravanja)

Date of issue: 12. 05. 2020, Design: Tomislav Zovko Size: 35.50 x 25.56 mm Paper: white, 102 g, adhesive Comb perforation: 14 Print: AKD d.o.o. Zagreb Quantity: 100.000 pieces

Source: philamirror

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