Cancellation - Italy (Roma) - 2009 October 21
This circular cancellation depicts a scene from the beginning of the Inferno in which Dante (accompanied by Virgil in this illustration but not in the text) is blocked by three beasts. The scene is taken from a miniature in Codex Urbinate Latino 365, a fifteenth-century manuscript in the Vatican Library. The design echoes the 2009 joint-issue Italy–San Marino–Vatican City postage stamp. Around the central design are "Italia / 2009 / DANTE ALIGHIERI", "Giorno di emissione" (day of issue), "ROMA EUR", and "FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELLA FILATELIA" (International Festival of Philately).
Place of cancellation: Roma, Italy
35 mm (dia.)