Although many go in search of a hidden treasure, almost all return from that adventure with empty tanks, but not in Rudnik’s Duko Mirkovi.
Photo: Private archive
The example of Duko Mirkovi of Rudnik, who more than ten years ago accidentally found an exceptional object cast in bronze, and which dates back to the turn of the second and second centuries, shows that it is not intended for whom, but for whom . was destined.
“It is a small sculptural work that fits in your hand. I found it in a mold, when I broke it inside there was a figurine that betrays the erotic position of a woman. It dates from the year 113, during the Roman conquests of this area and of the ruler Septim Severus. It was made in our current region according to the artistic trends of the time. It’s small, weighs about 100 grams and is about 10 inches long, ”Mirkovi tells RINA.
After Duko found this specific figurine, archaeologists explored the terrain in detail in 2001. At the same site was previously found a composition consisting of three horses, a chariot and a warrior with a spear in his hand. Tropreg was given to the primary school of this place, but was lost over time.
“The figurine is in a safe, on a bench and in the same condition in which it was found. Some wanted to buy it, but I turned down the offer. I only had a dilemma when the money should have gone to a transaction, but even then I didn’t decide to sell it. The figurine was estimated at 70,000 dollars or 50,000 euros in 2002, and this value is maintained today “, explains Mirkovi.
He adds that if he decides to sell it, he should definitely offer it to the museum first, because it is a cultural asset.
“It’s bronze in color, it has its own patina and a coat that tells us how old it really is. It also has some copper on it,” he said.
Until Mirkovi decides to sell it to the Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region, there is a monument to the aforementioned figurine on a larger scale. Methane is also called “beauty mine” and “Venus mine.” This statuette is inspired by the Praksitel art circle.