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Archaeological Finds in Liechtenstein: Jewellery

Cameo
Appraisal Value CHF 0.85
Motif Cameo
Finger Ring
Appraisal Value CHF 1.00
Motif Finger Ring
Cameo
Appraisal Value CHF 1.30
Motif Cameo

Three pieces of jewellery from Roman times continue the series of archaeological finds in Liechtenstein. The “Broach” (value: CHF 0.85) made out of Red Jasper was originally inset into a finger ring and dates back to the first to second century. Experts presume that the god Apollo is depicted on the stone. The “Finger Ring” was made of 22 carat gold and a cameo of white chalcedony in the third century (value: CHF 1.00). The stone sculpted in high relief shows the face of Medusa who the Romans and Greeks believed could keep the wearer safe from harm.
The third special stamp showing a “Cameo” made out of green glass (value CHF 1.30) is also Liechtenstein’s contribution this year to the stamp issue of SEPAC, an organisation of 14 small European postal administrations that regularly issue stamps on jointly agreed themes. This cameo shows the bust of the goddess Pallas Athene/Minerva wearing a helmet. She was also adorned with a finger ring in the first century.
The three pieces of jewellery were found during archaeological excavations in the 1990s. The locations are marked on the elaborately produced stamps.

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Date Of Issue
16. November 2015
Designers
Sven Beham, Ruggell
Stamp format
48 x 28 mm
Perforation
13 1/4 x 13 1/4
Sheet format
208 x 146 mm
Print
4-colour offset, FM screening,
silver hot-foil stamping,
multiheight embossing
Cartor Security Printing
Meaucé la Loupe
Paper
Special stamp paper PVA,
102 g/m2, gummed
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