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Kočerin tablet

The Kočerin tablet is a tombstone of Viganj Milošević found in Kočerin fields at the end of the 19th century. For a long time, the monument was built into the building of the parish apartment in Kočerin. During the scientific conference "Viganj and its time", the inscription was taken out of the wall and stored in the handy collection of antiquities of the parish of Kočerin. The plaque served as the headboard of the stećak tombstone of Viganj Milošević, who died in the spring of 1404, so we can assume that the inscription was carved that year. His grave is still located in Kočerinsko polje at the Lipovica site, where a real-size replica of the inscription has been placed. The height of the plate is 137 centimeters and the width is 53 centimeters. The Kočerin plaque has a total of 80 words, making it one of the longest medieval inscriptions written in Cyrillic (Bosnian). Special attention is paid to the stonework of letters and ornaments. Thus, on the upper and side surfaces, the edge is decorated with a vine, a cross, a crescent, and a rosette.

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In the 15th century, the Kosača family ruled the area of Hum (Herzegovina) and was one of the most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Bosnia. There are assumptions that the family was named after the village of Kosač near the Piva and Tara river. The influence and power of Kosača can be seen during the time of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I.
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