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SYR 1964 MiNr0873 pm B002

SYR 1964 MiNr0873 pm B002

 
 
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Summary

Stamp of Syria; 1964; airmail stamp of the issue "Mosaic of Shahba"; stamp motive with the head of the Tethys as detail of an unearthed Roman mosaic from Shahba (the antique "Phillippopolis"); The Roman "Tethys" is a goddess of the Sea and as such the Roman variant of the Greek female titan "Thalassa" (daughter of the Uranos and the Gaia and sister of the Okeanos) which was a Pre-Greek goddess of the Sea too. The mosaic dates back to the 4th century A.D..; stamp postmarked
Stamp: Michel: No. 873; Yvert & Tellier: No. PA240; Scott: No. C316
Color: grey brown
Watermark: none
Nominal value: 45 P (Piasters)
Postage validity: from 15 July 1964 until ?

Stamp picture size (printed area of a single stamp): 38.0 x 26.0 mm

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Date

15/07/1964
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