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21 November 1966
6/1966
Definitive Issue

Definitive 1966

Cyprus
Stavrovouni Monastery  

Stavrovouni Monastery

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According to the legend, it was build by St. Helena on her return from the Holy Land.

Church of St. James near Tricomo  

Church of St. James near Tricomo

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In the Franco-Byzantine style, 15th century.

Marble bust of Zenon of Citium  

Marble bust of Zenon of Citium

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The founder of the Stoic philosophical school.

Ship  

Ship

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From a painting on a Cypriot vase of the 7th century B.C., now in the British Museum.

Silver coin of Evagoras I  

Silver coin of Evagoras I

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King of Salamis (411-374 B.C.). Head of Hercules wearing lion's skin.

Marble statue of Sleeping Eros  

Marble statue of Sleeping Eros

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Used for the decoration of a fountain. Roman period, 1st century A.D. (Cyprus Museum).

The Mediaeval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Famagusta  

The Mediaeval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Famagusta

Gold and enamel sceptre from Curium  

Gold and enamel sceptre from Curium

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Surmounted by a sphere on top of which stand two hawks. 11th century B.C. (Cyprus Museum).

Silver Disc  

Silver Disc

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Decorated with the representation of the marriage of David. From the "Lambousa Treasure". Early 7th century A.D. (Cyprus Museum).

Silver Coin of Alexander the Great  

Silver Coin of Alexander the Great

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Head of Hercules wearing lion's skin. Reverse site shows Zeus seated on throne, holding an eagle in his right hand and resting his left hand on a sceptre.

Jug of Bi-colour style  

Jug of Bi-colour style

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From the Cypro-Archaic period (7th century B.C.), with a representation of a bird catching a fish (Cyprus Museum).

Figure holding a copper ingot  

Figure holding a copper ingot

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Late Bronze Age, from a bronze stand in the British Museum.

The Rape of Ganymedes  

The Rape of Ganymedes

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From the mosaic floor of the "House of Dionysus" at Kato Paphos. Late 3rd century A.D.

Marble statue of Aphrodite  

Marble statue of Aphrodite

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Found at Soli, 1st century B.C. (Cyprus Museum).

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