6.50 schilling - Lindworm of Klagenfurt/Carinthia 1997

6.50 schilling - Lindworm of Klagenfurt/Carinthia 1997
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : The standard issue stamp "Lindworm of Klagenfurt" of the series "Tales and Legends of Austria" deals with a legend from the provincial capital of Carinthia. The city's emblem dates back to this legend. The legend is one of the many dragon-slayer legends of European culture. In remembrance of a heroic victory which ended a terrible threat to the inhabitants of the region, the defeated Lindworm and the protective tower in which the fighters barricaded themselves were incorporated into the city's coat of arms. The gigantic sculpture of his body carved of slate stands resplendent on the New Square in the center of the Carinthian capital. The head of the Lindworm was modeled after a rhinoceros skull of hide which was discovered in 1353 in the so-called Lindworm Hollow in Zollfeld north of Klagenfurt. Today the head is located in Carinthia's Provincial Museum.
Face value 6.50 Shilling
Catalog code (Michel) AT 2226
Catalog code (Scott) AT 1731
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier AT 2055 Stanley Gibbons AT 2454 AFA number AT 2118 ANK AT 2258 Unificato AT 2055
Series Tales and Legends
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Issue date 07/11/1997
Designer A. Tuma Grav: W. Pfeiler
Print technique Photo & Engrave
Perforation 13¾ x 14 (comb)
Height 33.00 mm
Width 28.00 mm
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