Reconstruction of the tomb of Avicenna – Iran (II)
To raise donations to the reconstruction of the tomb of the Persian physician and philosopher Avicenna (980-1037), Iran issued five sets of five semi-postal stamps each show old Persian art and archaeological places. The stamps were engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., London and issued in years 1948-1954.
Here is the second set issued on June 11, 1949:
Ardashir II, the eleventh king of the Sasanian Empire, relief from Taq-e Bustan ("Arch of the Garden"):
Narses, the seventh emperor of the Sasanian Empire, relief from Naqsh-e Rostam (near Persepolis), Shiraz:
The Roman Emperor Valerian is defeated by Shapur I, second Sasanian King of Iran, relief from at Naqsh-e Rustam, Shiraz:
Arch of Ctesiphon, Sasanian-era Persian monument, Taq Kasra; (today in Iraq):
Ahura Mazda and Ardashir I, stone relief from Sasanian era, at Naqsh-e Rustam, Shiraz - shows Ardashir I's coronation ceremony in which he receives his kingship seal from Ahura Mazda, the creator and highest deity of Zoroastrianism: