Cancellation - San Marino - 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. The text is as follows: "GIORNATA / DELLA / LINGUA ITALIANA" (Day of the Italian Language), "poste" (mail), and "san marino".
Place of cancellation: San Marino, San Marino
30 × 32 mm