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Cancellation - Vatican City - 2009 October 21

Title

Cancellation - Vatican City - 2009 October 21

Type

Cancellation

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Valid

2009-10-21

Description

This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on Sandro Botticelli's fifteenth-century portrait now in the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny, Switzerland. The portrait on the cancellation is reversed from the original. The portrait is surrounded by text as follows: "POSTE VATICANE", "DIE EMISSIONIS" (day of issue), and "GIORNATA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA" (Day of the Italian Language).
Place of cancellation: Vatican City

Extent

40 mm (dia.)

Contributor

Sandro Botticelli

Language

Italian
Latin