Feb 16, 2017

Vace Situla

Thank you Mirch! On the cachet is the Vace Situla, a 5th cent. BCE Iron Age vessel made of bronze. It is the best known object from the Hallstatt archaeological site. This postal stationery celebrates 125 years since farmer Janez Grilc excavated it.   
The bas-relief shows warriors and animals, and was found in a grave of a young adult male who was interred with spears, a helmet, an axe and an armband. 

Feb 15, 2017

Rhyton

Silver Rhyton on stamp and the cachet is shiny silver too! This rhyton is from the Erebouni Fortress, Armenia and dates to the 5th cent BCE.

Hera

This is from an 8?v 'Archaeology' set and features Hera.

Lalibela

This is the rock-cut monolithic church of Saint George in the town of Lalibela, Ethiopia and dates to the 12-13th cent.

Ceramics

An incised ceramic bowl known as 'C-Type' dated to 2,000 BCE.

Jan 31, 2017

Mora Stone

This is a reconstruction of the fragmented Mora Stone on which the newly elected Swedish king once stood upon post-election. The inscriptions on the side commemorate elected kings. By the 15th cent., the stone was damaged by war and partially lost. Issued: February 15 1962.

Jan 30, 2017

Arles

Slogan cancel showing the 90 CE Roman amphitheater in Arles. With the fall of the empire, it was made into a fortress, housing more than 200 homes inside. Was this cancel used before or beyond 1967?
Thank you Gabi! Postcard showing the theatre in relation to the Rhone.