This stamp depicts a gold necklace with an agate pendant from the sanctuary of Aphrodite, in Arsos, from the Archaic Period, early 6th century B.C., now in the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia. This is a beautiful example of the high quality work that Cypriot craftsmen could produce some 2500 years ago. (see also the definitive set of 2000, Jewelry of Cyprus). Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher and essayist said: "Antiquities are history defaced or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time."


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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία

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Library of Cyprus University of Technology
Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Designer: A. Malekos

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TIFF

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1980-DEFIN.ISSUE.-10M

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Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού.

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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus and Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, “Gold Necklace (Arsos 7th Century B.C.), 1980 Definitive Issue Overprinted in cents, Republic of Cyprus ,” Αψίδα, accessed May 27, 2020, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/15217.

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