Umayyad capital


5 April 1952, Morocco
design & engrave: A. Delpy

I could not find where the original capital of this stamp is recorded – somewhere in Morocco and dated 8th to 10th century, in the style of the Umayyad Caliphate, which occupied the south of the Iberian peninsula, after the Roman empire was dissolved. The style is not very far away from Greek origin Roman capitals, though.

I adore this straightforward and stylish stamp. I’d love to receive post with this kind of stamp on… (but maybe only me being excited about order and capitals?)



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