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It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations.

The oină or hoina game is considered a Romanian national sports game having a history of at least six centuries. The oina game is practiced continuously, according to the chronicles and deeds of the time at least from the 14th century, being mentioned for the first time in 1364, during the reign of Vlaicu Vodă. The game requires complex sports qualities (good running speed, fast reflexes in self-defense movements against the balls, accuracy in throwing and hitting the ball with a bat or stick). Oina is a sport that identifies us to the same extent as trânta, our national wrestling. The game becomes attractive among young people in the villages, enters the school curriculum through physical education lessons. Through the Education Reform of 1898, as well as through other ministerial decisions, Education Minister Spiru Haret introduces the compulsory oina lessons in all schools, as well as the annual oina competitions.

On May 9, 1899, in Bucharest, the first national oina championship was organized, the teams being made up of high school students. The winner was the team of Nicolae Bălcescu High School from Brăila.

In 1912, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society (Bucharest) was created, which consisted of 13 sports commissions including the oina commission.

After the Union of 1918, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society was reorganized in 1923, including the other oina sports commissions of Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia.

In 1932, the Romanian Oina Federation was founded.

 
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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. IV [XIX], nr. 1

Încă o fibulă hallstattiană descoperită în fortificația de la Racoș-Piatra Detunată
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Încă o fibulă hallstattiană descoperită în fortificația de la Racoș-Piatra Detunată

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IV [XIX], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică

Cercetările arheologice, desfășurate în ultimele trei decenii în siturile din Defileul Oltului din Munții Perșani (Augustin-Mateiaș) au confirmat existența a două fortificații (Racoș-Piatra Detunată, Racoș-Cornu) și a unei așezări civile (Ormeniș-Tipia Ormenișului), intens locuite în prima epocă a fierului.

Printre multiplele materiale recoltate din aceste situri se evidențiază încă o fibulă hallstattiană, descoperită în anul 2008 în fortificația de la Racoș-Piatra Detunată. Piesa este identică în dimensiuni și greutate cu alte două fibule identificate în așezarea civilă de pe Tipia Ormenișului, situată la o depărtare mai mică de 1 km. Toate trei au analogie perfectă ca formă cu fibula de la Bădeni-Cluj, care este, însă, de dimensiuni mai mari. Pe baza unei serii de argumente, care susțin existența în zonă a unor ateliere de bronzieri, autorul nu exclude posibilitatea ca toate cele patru fibule (de ,,tip Augustin-Bădeni”) să fi fost lucrate în așezarea civilă de pe Tipia Ormenișului. Totodată, avansează ideea că piesele aparțineau unor căpetenii/elite ale timpului și aveau o bogată încărcătură simbolistico-religioasă. Fibula este datată în perioada Ha A2-B1.

Ilustrație:
Fig. 1. Fibula de la Racoș-Piatra Detunată (foto: ing. Paul Pavel; desen: Mihaela Cioc)


 

 


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#Exhibit of the Month

It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations...

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