2002 VI Definitives – € 0,58

$0.61

2002 VI Definitives – € 0,58

$0.61

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€ 0,58 (2002) Single
€ 0,58 — Ruine Aggstein an der Donau
The Aggstein ruin, beautifully situated on top of a rock 300 m above the Danube valley, was first documented as a stone castle built during the first quarter of the twelfth century. In 1181, the castle became the property of the Kuenringer, landed gentry of medieval times who colonized large parts of the Waldviertel region north of the Danube. In 1230 and 1295, the castle was attacked and conquered by adversaries. It progressively deteriorated, and efforts to reconstruct it were finished in 1436. After that it went through several transformations. In 1529, the Turks converted it into an artillery defence, and in 1606 it was renovated in Renaissance style. When it came into the possession of Count Rüdiger von Starhemberg in 1685, Aggstein deteriorated. Stones and wooden beams were removed from the walls to build the Monastery of Langegg. Today only stone walls and Gothic remnants remain of this historic structure.
Denomination:

€ 0,58 (sheet of 20 stamps)

Printing:

Printed in offset lithography by The House of Questa (United Kingdom)

Quantity:

860,000 stamps

Designer:

Adapted as stamp by Rorie Katz, United Nations, New York

Specification:

40 mm horizontally by 30 mm vertically

Perforation: 14

Additional Information

Condition

Cancelled, Mint