First Day Cover - Italy - 1965 - Sole
First Day Cover
This first day cover was issued by Sole (7). The cachet, signed "Berá", shows Dante looking at Ulysses (Odysseus) and Diomedes in flames, a scene from Inferno 26. Below the image is a quotation from Inferno 26:118–120: "Considerate la vostra semenza: / Fatti non foste a viver come bruti / Ma per seguire virtute e conoscenza" (Consider how your souls were sown: you were not made to live like brutes, but to pursue virtue and knowledge). Above the image is the text "VII Centenario di Dante" (7th Dante centenary).
94 × 164 mm