The king symbol of ancient Egypt


In "The Postal Bee", vol. l, nr. 3, September 1998 was an article about the old royal symbol of the Egyptian Pharaohs. To refresh your memory: the symbol is the Sedge plant (written as nswt or nisut) together with a honey bee (written as bity). This symbol means: King of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Searching in the 'Yvert et Tellier' catalogue I have discovered another postal item; on it are 4 'nswt-bity' symbols.

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Egypt 1991 - l L - bloc 55 (Yvert). Issued on occasion of 125 years Egyptian stamps.

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 2/2001 
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