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Roman Britain Stamp Set

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Eight Special Stamps featuring important Roman sites and artefacts that remain in Britain today.

A collection curated in collaboration with the British Museum.

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A collection of eight Special Stamps featuring important sites and artefacts that illustrate the profound impact of the Roman occupation on our nation’s life and culture.

Each stamp subject has been chosen in collaboration with the British Museum to reflect the sophistication, technical brilliance and artistry of Roman Britain.

Two Second Class stamps, two First Class stamps, two £1.63 stamps and two £1.68 stamps.

Dover Lighthouse The UK’s tallest standing Roman building. Second Class

Bignor mosaic Depicts Venus, Roman goddess of love. Second Class

Amffitheatr yng Nghaer Isca, Caerllion Amphitheatre at Isca Fortress, Caerleon. First Class

Ribchester helmet Worn at displays of Roman horsemanship. First Class

Bridgeness distance slab Records the building of the Antonine Wall. £1.63

Warrior god, Cambridgeshire Romano-British copper-alloy statuette. £1.63

Gorgon’s head, Bath Sited at the spring sacred to Sulis Minerva. £1.68

Hadrian’s Wall The northwest frontier of Rome’s empire. £1.68

Stamp specifications

  • Stamp format Over-square portrait
  • Stamp size 35mm x 37mm
  • Design Up
  • Printer International Security Printers
  • Print process Lithography
  • Perforations 14.5 x 14
  • Phosphor Bars as appropriate
  • Gum PVA