1000 Dinar - The old Mostar Bridge 1993

1000 Dinar - The old Mostar Bridge 1993
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Stari Most (English: Old Bridge) is a 16th century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Croat-Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on July 23, 2004
The bridge spans the Neretva river in the old town of Mostar, the city to which it gave the name. The city is the fourth-largest in the country; it is the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the unofficial capital of Herzegovina.
The Stari Most is hump-backed, 4 metres (13 ft 1 in) wide and 30 metres (98 ft 5 in) long, and dominates the river from a height of 24 m (78 ft 9 in). Two fortified towers protect it: the Helebija tower on the northeast and the Tara tower on the southwest, called "the bridge keepers" (natively mostari).
Face value 1000 Dinar
Catalog code (Michel) BA-HB 3
Catalog code Stamp Number BA-HB 4 Yvert et Tellier BA-HB 1B Stanley Gibbons BA-HB C4
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Print run 1000000
Issue date 15/05/1993
Designer Ivica Šiško
Print technique Offset lithography
Printed by Zrinski Tiskarsko
Perforation comb 14
Height 30.00 mm
Width 36.00 mm
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