I realize reams have been written about this on SCF, please be patient with me. I've poured over the Stamp Smarter pages* on this and I think
I understand the differences in all the little details. It looked at first like a type I to me then I got to the toga button and to me it is distinctly outlined at the top. The rope looks like the examples given as well. All the other points seemed right too. So, am I mistaken? is it a 499 or a 500?
* It would be helpful in the detail image of Point 9, the locks of hair if a little arrow could be placed to show which locks are being discussed.-I think I figured it out but still have my doubts.