Immediately after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia, Queen Katarina, the wife of the penultimate Bosnian king Stjepan Tomaš, sought options for relocation following the collapse of the state. One of the options was the territory of the Republic of Ragusa, with which her husband had maintained friendly relations for decades. The image shows a decision of the Ragusan Senate granting potential permission for Katarina to come to Ragusa.

“Prima pars est de mittendo dictum domine Catharine [crossed out: Hele] Regine que fuit Bosne quod si voluerit possit venire Ragusium.” Per XXVIII, contra VI.

“Secunda pars est de non mittendo.” (23.7.1463) Dubrovnik State Archives, Consilium Rogatorum XVII, 257.