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Catalogue: Special Commemorative Cancellations 2017
Enthronement of Ștefan cel Mare - 560th Anniversary 2017

Enthronement of Ștefan cel Mare - 560th Anniversary 2017
Wikipedia: Enthronement of Ștefan cel Mare - 560th Anniversary 2017

Stephen III of Moldavia, known as Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ștefan cel Mare; pronounced [ˈʃtefan t͡ʃel ˈmare]; died on 2 July 1504) was voivode (or prince) of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He was the son and co-ruler of Bogdan II of Moldavia who was murdered in 1451. Stephen fled to Hungary, and later to Wallachia. With the support of Vlad the Impaler, Voivode of Wallachia, he returned to Moldavia and forced Peter III Aaron to seek refuge in Poland in the summer of 1457. Teoctist I, Metropolitan of Moldavia, anointed him prince. Stephen continued to pay a yearly tribute to the Ottoman Empire. He broke into Poland and prevented Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland, from supporting Peter Aaron, but acknowledged Casimir's suzerainty in 1459.  Read more..

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The voivode (or prince) of Moldavia Stephen the Great (1433-1504), "Ștefan cel Mare şi Sfînt" in Romanian, is a true national hero in Moldova (also in Romania), symbol of the country's struggle for sovereignty through the centuries, in particular against the Ottoman Empire. Brilliant strategist and determined politician, the one whom the Roman pope Sixtus VI had nicknamed "the athlete of Christendom" has today become the symbol of the Republic of Moldova. During the 47 years of his reign (between 1457 and 1504), he underwent the attack of his powerful neighbors, succeeding in repelling several invasions of the Hungarians, the Tatars and the Ottomans. On April 12, 2017, the Post of Moldova put into circulation a special cancellation devoted to the 560th anniversary of the arrival of Stephen the Great on the throne of the Principality of Moldavia. Read more..
Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: April 12, 2017 Theme Theme: Historical Events
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: Lilian Iațco
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: CS2017/18 Printer Printer: Unknown
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: SPS 2017/18 Category Category: Special Cancellations
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Enthronement of Ștefan cel Mare - 560th Anniversary 2017

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Michel Catalogue No. ? VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CS2017/18
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPS 2017/18
Cancellation Dated From 12/04/2017
Cancellation Dated To  12/04/2017
Euro Value 2.50
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)

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№ 177 MC1 - Ştefan cel Mare (1457-1504) Ştefan cel Mare (1457-1504) Special Commemorative Cancellation | Enthronement of Ștefan cel Mare - 560th Anniversary 2017
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Special Commemorative Cancellation
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 177 MC1
Cancellation Type Special Commemorative Cancellation
Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
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