Statue of St. Marinus - Città di San Marino, SM
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N 43° 56.206 E 012° 26.796
33T E 295063 N 4868018
A small bronze statue of the republic’s founder, St. Marinus, silhouetted against a blue sky on this 1963 San Marino postage stamp.
Waymark Code: WM187QM
Location: San Marino
Date Posted: 06/15/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 5

According to tradition, a stonemason named Marinus came from across the Adriatic Sea to Rimini in the 3rd century A.D. to assist with the rebuilding of that city’s walls. Seeking to escape persecution due to his Christian faith, he sought refuge in the craggy mountaintop of Monte Titano where he established a monastery. A city grew up around that monastery which eventually became San Marino. Based on republican principles, the tiny country of San Marino has managed to remain independent throughout the Middle Ages and into the twenty-first century.

This small bronze statue of the founding father stands on a console set into a corner of the Palazzo Pubblica, the main parliament building of San Marino. It was created by Italian sculptor Giulio Tadolini and placed in 1891. An inscription below the statue describes St. Marinus as a founder of liberty.

The postage stamp was issued in conjunction with a stamp show held in nearby Riccione in 1963. The unusual image on the stamp shows the St. Marinus statue as a silhouette against a background of blue sky.
Stamp Issuing Country: San Marino

Date of Issue: 31-Aug-1963

Denomination: 100 l

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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