Museum stories

The unusual life of a helmet from Vrhpolje near Kamnik

Objavljeno: 22.05.2020
It was 1928. Farmer Kregar, who rented Romšak's field in Vrhpolje near Kamnik, was hit by unusual objects while plowing with a plow. In 1935, he gave the helmet (he thought it was a tin pot made of metal. He used it for feeding hen in the yard), along with iron spears and axe, to Josip Nikolaj ...

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The treasure finding of coins from Češnjice in the Tuhinj valley

Objavljeno: 04.05.2020
The found treasure which contained more than hundred gold coins, mostly Hungary ducats, some Spanish doble excellente and more than thousand, five hundred silver coins, mainly Venetian liras and some copper coins, might indicate that the coins were owned by the merchant who in the middle of the ...

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Votive image from Kamnik, 1794

Objavljeno: 17.04.2020
A motive painting, painted on wood, depicts the terrible accident of a young girl, Theresa Beč, in 1794. A simple painter tried to portray the girl's fall as a kind of movie frame. There was an accident in a child's play when Theresa was standing on a rock, following her fall from a rock above a ...

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Tombstone of the Dindii, Second half of 1st century, Kamnik

Objavljeno: 06.04.2020
For Caius Dindius Blandus and Octavia Quarta, the daughter of Publius, to the son Caius Dindius Blandus, aged eight.

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Tinder on a chain, Mali grad

Objavljeno: 03.04.2020
Biconcave or lenticular tinder on a chain, Iron, 13th century, Mali grad. This is a common medieval form of tinder that can be of a more or less convex shape. Apart from its practical use tinder also has a symbolic meaning. For instance the South Slavs believed that the flint stone symbolised ...

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Shepherd's shoes, around 1950

Objavljeno: 24.02.2020
Shepherd's shoes are from wood, mostly maple, on Velika planina, with a distinctive knit upper made of larch wood (later replaced by leather). The sole was protected with nails for safer walking. It is believed that the nails appeared around 16-17 century. They are often found as archaeological ...

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Mint coins from Kamnik, 13th century

Objavljeno: 24.02.2020
Coin mint money from the time of Henry IV. Andechs (1204–1228) and Frederick II. Babenberg (1230–1243). At least since 1195, the Andechs Mint of Money was mentioned in Kamnik and was influenced by the mint of the Patriarchs of Aquileia and the Archbishops of Salzburg. After 1220 they also ...

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Pilgrimage with St. Anne, middle of the 18th century.

Objavljeno: 24.02.2020
Pilgrimage with St. Anne and the churches in Tunjice, Komenda, Mekinje, St. Primus above Kamnik, Stari grad (Old Castle), Križ, middle of the 18th century. In the middle of the 18th century, in parish in Komenda worked Peter Pavel Glavar, an ardent spiritual shepherd, a cultural worker, ...

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Landmark of the Kamnik City Territory, 18th Century

Objavljeno: 24.02.2020
The museum's collection preserves the landmark of the Kamnik city territory, probably from the 18th century, with the engraved inscription Der Stat Stain Purgfrid. It was transported to the museum in the sixties from the outbuildings and stables of the inn Kristof in Kamnik. It is one of the few ...

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Urn grave with grave goods, Toma Brejca Street no. 20, Kamnik, end 13.-1. half of the 11th century BC

Objavljeno: 03.02.2020
Ceramic urn, ceramic bowl and the bronze needle. In June 1965, Stane Uršič found a grave with described contents on the lot nr. 707/16 cadastral zone Kamnik. The grave was covered with a stone slab carved from the sandstone. He immediately informed the Kamni Museum about the find. The ...

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