Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

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2016, December 21.  Treasures of the Philippines - Gold of Ancestors Exhibition

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14, With Gold Foil Stamping & 3-D Embossing

Se-tenant Blocks of 4,  Miniature Sheets of 16;  Souvenir Sheets of Four + 2 Labels






Se-tenant Blocks or Strips of Four  (25,250)


18p  10th-13th Century Pectoral Disc

18p  10th-13th Century Garuda-shaped Ear Ornament

18p  10th-13th Century Ear Ornaments

18p  10th-13th Century Kinnari


Miniature Sheets of 16  (Four Se-tenant B/4) (6,312.50)


200p Souvenir Sheets of Four  (5,000)

50p x 4 plus 2 Labels


Designer:  Rodine C.Teodoro


First Day Covers:  Manila





The exhibition of more than one thousand gold objects celebrates the sophisticated cultures that existed in the Philippines before colonization in the 16th century. Many of the precious objects were recovered in association with tenth to thirteenth century Chinese export ceramics. Similarities in form and iconography with artifacts of other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island contacts that flourished in these archipelagic crossroads of civilizations. Adornments of elite individuals and their deities include a spectacular array of golden sashes, necklaces, pectorals, diadems, earrings and finger rings, bracelets, and anklets. Here, the role of archaeology in reconstructing the past is illuminated, demonstrating how funerary offerings become valuable sources of information for subsequent generations of the living.





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