Charter: Serbian Royal Documents at the State Archives in Dubrovnik (1186-1479) 13791120 – Balšići
Signature: 13791120 – Balšići
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20 November 1379, Ratac (near Bar)
Lord Balša II Balšić grants to Dubrovnik merchants freedom of movement and trade, regulates payment of customs and confirms the status they enjoyed under his brother Đurađ.  

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Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Beč 1025.

  • SigillantBalšić family
  • SealImpressed wax seal colored dark-brown, partially covered in red.Balšić family
  • Material: Paper
  • Dimensions: 365–373 x 297 mm
  • Condition: Several small holes.
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      Original dating clauseIn the year 1389 (!), in the month of November, 20th day.

      • P. Karano-Tvrtković, Srpski spomenici, 85, no. 67 (dated: 20 November 1380); F. Miklosich, Monumenta Serbica, 193, no. 183; S. Novaković, Zakonski spomenici, 196; LJ. Stojanović, Povelje i pisma I–1, 109, no. 112; B. Šekularac, Dukljansko–zetske povelje, 166–173; S. Rudić, SSA 10, 104 (translation into modern Serbian, 104–105; color photos).
      • Ratac (near Bar)
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