1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan
The souvenir sheet shows a plan of Milan on the background, while the Forma Urbis of Milan at the age of the Edict is depicted with a different colour. The stamp on the left portrays two figures on the throne, taken from the bas-relief of the portal of the Dome of Milan , and represents those who emanated the Edict: Constantine on the left and Licinio on the right.
On the stamp on the right the portrait of the emperor taken from a medallion found near Salonica and held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien. Behind the medal the map of Europe shows Mediolanum and the volute of a parchment, referring to the drafting of the Edict, with the symbol of the Chrismon of Constantine.
Issue date: 13th February 2013
Values: a souvenir sheet with 2 values of € 2,50
Print run:70.000 souvenir sheets
Printing: four colours offset by Cartor Security Printing with fluorescent ink as safety device
Perforation: 13x13 ¼
Souvenir sheet size: 150x78 mm
Stamp size: 40x30 mm
Designer: Chiara Principe
|CORDIALES SALUDOS / GOOD LUCK /|
JUAN FRANCO CRESPO * STAMP JOURNALIST (AIPET)
SÀLVIA 8 (MAS CLARIANA)
E-43800 VALLS-TARRAGONA (ESPAÑA-SPAIN-ESPAGNE-SPANIEN)