Italy, 300 Lire 1980


ID Number: YB02-0101
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Italy, 300 Lire 1980
Country or State: Italy
Year: 22 September 1980
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Face Value: 300 Lire (single stamp)
Subject/Theme: Castello normanno svevo, a Bari
Designer: F. Borrelli
Edge: 14×13¼
Note: Stampato da I.P.Z.S. Roma
Dimensions (B x H): 25 x 30 mm (single stamp), 100 x 60 mm (set)
Scott Catalog Number: 1422
Other Catalog Number: Unificato 2122; Bolaffi 2216; Sassone 1518/II: Yvert & Tellier 1447A: Michel 1715I; Stanley Gibbons 1666A; Cei 1537A
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC)
Rarity: Prestigious variety In perfect condition, rare.

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The Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle) is a castle in the Apulian city of Bari, Italy. Built around 1132 by Norman King Roger I, it was destroyed in 1156 by king William I of Sicily and rebuilt and reinforced in 1233 by the Holy Roman emperor Fredrick II. During the Angevin domination, it went through several transformation, and after being acquired by Duke Ferdinand of Aragon, was donated to the Sforza family and passed to Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland. After Bona's death, it was returned under the King of Naples and transformed into a prison and barracks.

The castle is surrounded by a moat on all sides, except the northern section, which was bordering the sea and can be accessed from the bridge and the gate on the southern side. It is mainly composed of the Aragon walls and the main Swabian tower, and is currently used for exhibitions.