May 22, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "EUROPA 2012: The Visit..."

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EUROPA 2012: The Visit...

Date of Issue : 4 May 2012

The stamp depicted the oldest known motif of the phenomenon “visit...” in the history of Slovakia. The postage stamp displays a part of the embossed decoration of a Roman plate, the so-called lanx diskos from the 2nd century BC which was a part of the equipment of a randomly discovered tomb of a Germanic chief in Krakovany during an excavation of clay in the brickworks of Stráže from 1933 – 1938. The decoration of silver plate depicted various stories from the beginning of Roman history; especially the events connected with the expulsion of the last Etruscan king in Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, in 509 BC.

On the postage stamp is a scene of visit king’s sons, Titus, Aruns and their cousin Lucius Junius Brutus (in a carriage), to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

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