Friday, November 22, 2013


Postal stamp issued during the Italian colonial period in Libya.
1921 and following, "Serie Pittorica". The subject is an ancient Roman soldier: a "Signifer", the bearer of the standard of a Roman legion, with an animal skin around his head. More details in:
Our graphics show map of the Roman Empire in 200 a.D., at the time of Emperor Septimius Severus, born in Leptis Magna, Libya.
Stamp designer: Duilio Cambellotti. Suggested reading: "Libia, la Serie Pittorica" by Michele Picardi [Poste Italiane 1993]
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