Sunday, November 5, 2017

Lithuania - Vytis, The Symbol of the Emblem of Lithuania 2017

Technical details
Issue Date:13 July 2017
Designer: I. Balakauskaitė
Printer: “Vaba Maa”, Estonia
Process: Self-Adhesive
Size: 24mm x 24mm
Values: €0.03, €0.10, €0.39, €0.42, €0.94, €1.00

About Vytis, the Symbol of the Emblem of Lithuania

The Lithuanian knight known as Vytis is one of the oldest state coats of arms in Europe. The image of the knight Vytis was used in state flags, coins and stamps. According to chroniclers of the 16th century, Vytis portrayed in the coat of arms of the state symbolizes a mature ruler capable of defending his homeland with his sword. The postage stamps commemorate images of Vytis used from the ancient times (the end of the 14th century - beginning of the 18th century) till the period of independent Republic of Lithuania (3rd - 4th decade of the 20th century).

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