StampNews.com got to know that Italy Post has issued a new stamp commemorating a great leader of the Roman Empire – Augustus. The stamp was issued on 19th of August and is now available for purchasing.
This item depicts a detail of the statue of Augustus, found in via Labicana and preserved at the National Museum of Rome - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.
Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. He was Rome's first and arguably greatest emperor, a fine soldier and wise administrator who boasted that he found Rome built of bricks and left it cloaked in marble.
The adopted son of Julius Caesar, who defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra and built roads to span his new empire, Augustus was honoured by being commemorated with a new stamp.