12 Lei - Closca


12 Lei - Closca
Added by Viorel Mitroescu
General Description : The Pietroasele Treasure (or the Petrossa Treasure) found in Pietroasele, Buzău, Romania, in 1837, is a late fourth-century Gothic treasure that included some twenty-two objects of gold, among the most famous examples of the polychrome style of Migration Period art. Of the twenty-two pieces, only twelve have survived, conserved at the National Museum of Romanian History, in Bucharest: a large eagle-headed fibula and three smaller ones encrusted with semi-precious stones; a patera, or round sacrificial dish, modelled with Orphic figures surrounding a seated three-dimensional goddess in the center; a twelve-sided cup, a ring with a Gothic runic inscription, a large tray, two other necklaces and a pitcher. Their multiple styles, in which Han Chinese styles have been noted in the belt buckles, Hellenistic styles in the golden bowls, Sasanian motifs in the baskets, and Germanic fashions in the fibulae, are characteristic of the cosmopolitan outlook of the Cernjachov culture in a region without defined topographic confines.
Face value 12 Lei
Catalog code (Michel) 3146
Catalog code (Scott) 2434
Catalog code Rom:RO 831
Series Tezaurul de la Pietroasa - Romania 1973
Place in series 1
Stamp colour policromie
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 200000
Issue date 25/07/1974
Designer Tasgian-Constantinescu
Paper type Souvenir Sheet
Print technique Photogravure
Perforation comb 13½
Height 90.00 mm
Width 78.00 mm
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