500 Dinar Slavonski Brod 1993

500 Dinar Slavonski Brod 1993
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General Description : Serie: 46, Type: R, Stamps in serie: 7
Motif: Jelačić’s Square and the Sava bank in Slavonski Brod. Slavonski Brod is situated on the left bank of the Sava River, which here in its lower flow zig-zags through the fertile sweeping Posavina plain, dividing the Slavonia region of Croatia from the Northern Posavina region of Bosnia. The town grew on the great trade route appropriate to the transport of goods across the river (navigable till Sisak). There is archaeological evidence that the city’s environs were inhabited in prehistoric times. Traces of Paleolithic life 40 000 years ago have been found near today’s town centre including the steppe elephant skull with the tooths (in the Glogovica brook within the city limits). The settlement Marsonia in the locality of today’s Slavonski Brod existed in Roman times on the main Roman trans-Pannonian road Siscia-Sirmium. The Slave settlements took place until the 7th century. In the Middle Ages Slavonia came under the attack of the Turkish invadors. The stronghold on the river bank was built in the 15th century. After the Turkish conquest in 1536, the town was dominated by the powers of the Otoman Empire until 1691. When the Turks withdrew it was made the seat of the Kraina captainship. It was known as Brod na Savi, and renamed Slavonski Brod (May 29, 1934). The town is to be the "županija" (County) centre according to the new administrative constitution of Croatia. Brod has recently suffered severe damage under the Serbian agression. The town suffered heavy bombardments in the World War ll, when the ravages of war left many devastated buildings. Today the economic growth contributed to the cultural and educational development. Slavonski Brod is the educational centre of the region while the Museum of Brod’s Posavina numbers among the most eminent regional institutions. The stamp was printed in sheets of 50 pieces each. HPT put on sale the commemorative envelope of the first day (FDC) and a commemorative sheet, too.
Face value 500 HRD
Catalog code (Michel) HR 225
Catalog code (Scott) HR 117
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier HR 182 Stanley Gibbons HR 210 AFA number HR 234 Croatian post Inc. HR 48
Series Croatian towns
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Definitive stamp
Print run 3,000,000
Issue date 09/02/1993
Designer Ivica Šiško
Paper type white 90g, gummed
Print technique Multicoloured Offsetprint
Printed by Zrinski - Čakovec
Perforation 14, comb
Height 25.56 mm
Width 35.50 mm
Catalog prices Unused stamp $1.25