Christianity and Heraldry: Romania – Order of Malta joint stamp issue

On the anniversary of eight decades of diplomatic relations between Romania and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Romfilatelia jointly with the Sovereign Order of Malta introduced into circulation the joint stamp issue dedicated to this event.

The stamp of this joint issue illustrates as a Romanian heraldic element, a detail of a seal from 15th century, belonging to the ruler Mircea cel Batran.

Beside the seal is the coat of arms of the Sovereign Order of Malta – the Maltese cross that can also be found in the design of the seal. The image of an ancient map of the Romanian territory was used as a background.

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