Postal Stamp Image : KUSHAN GOLD COIN NATIONAL MUSEUM 0892 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/07/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0892
Stamp Information : Museums are repositories of the cultural, literary and artistic heritage of a people. They also provide a great potential for education and national integration. The museum movement in India began with the creation of the India Museum at Calcutta in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. In the wake of the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act (1904), a number of archaeological museums came into existence. Over the years, more museums have been set up to serve different disciplines like art, archaeology, science and technology. Today there are over 360 museums in India. In selecting subjects for the series of postage stamps on Museums of India, the Posts and Telegraphs Department has tried to span not only the millennia of Indian history but also a variety of artistic expressions from different regions of the country.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 100p stamp depicts the two sides of a Kushan gold coin of 1st century A.D. from the National Museum, New Delhi. In the early centuries of Christian era, a branch of the Yue-Chi tribe from Central Asia, the Kushans, established a powerful line of rulers in North-Western India. The coins of this Dynasty, Particularly of Kanishka and Huvishka, have survived in remarkably large number and form an important source of their history. The obverse of this coin shows King Kanishka wearing a cloak and in his left a spear. The inscription reads ?Shaonano Shao Kanishki Kushano? (?Kanishka, the Kushan, King of Kings?). The reverse depicts Lord Shiva with four arms holding respectively a vase, a drum, a trident and an antelope and bears the inscription ?Oesho? (?Shiva?).
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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