22 July 2014

Stephen III of Moldova

stephen, moldavia, postcard, monument, chișinău
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This postcard shows a monument of Stephen III of Moldavia. He was quite successful in several battles against the Ottoman Empire, founded lots of churches and monasteries and is a national hero of the Republic of Moldova. Unfortunately he got shot in the leg, and some years later a horse fell on that leg. This kind of thing could happen to you back in the days.

I assume that the stamp on the right shows a medieval Moldovan soldier, but I don't have any details. The mansion is located in Sofia, a village in the north of Moldova.

stamps, lei, oştean, sofia, drochia

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