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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A." of the "Repubblica Italiana", commemorative stamps of the issue "2000 th Anniversary of birth of Ovid" (meant is Publio Ovidio Nasone, 43 BC - 18 AC, Roman poet and writer); issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 979; Yvert et Tellier: No. 737; Scott: No. 721
  • Issue Date : 10 June 1957
  • Color : olive green / black
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4 (stars-II)
  • Nominal Value : 25 Lire
  • Postal Validity : to 31-12-1958
  • Designed by : B.Bramanti (B.Bramanti has also designed the postage-due-stamps of 1934 for Rhodes.)
  • Printed by : "I.P.S. Officina carte valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : photolithography
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14¼  : 14
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 20.5 x 36.0 mm
  • Print Run : 12,000,000 each in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue "2000 th Anniversary of birth of Ovid"

Michel No. 979, 25 L., postmarked in 1957


The stamp motive shows a cameo-effigy (side-portrait) of Ovid (Publio Ovidio Nasone, 43BC-18AC). The insription "SMPE" means the quotation of Ovid "Sulmo Mihi Patria Est" (Latin for "Sulmona is my birthplace").