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2017 Spain Lighthouse sheet

On 17 Mar 2017 Correos (Spain) issued this sheet of 15 stamps in honor of the Málaga Festival which has been held annually since 1998. The sheet is printed on transparent acetate to resemble a film frame. At the right side of the sheet is a very stylized representation of La Farola de Málaga with a movie projector at it’s summit projecting a beam of light.

Malaga (stylized) L/H | Sc 4188, Mi 5142KB, SG MS5122, Yt 4847, WADP ES021.17 | 17 Mar 2017 Malaga (stylized) L/H | Sc 4188, Mi 5142KB, SG MS5122, Yt 4847, WADP ES021.17 | 17 Mar 2017

2011 Spanish coin

This Spanish 5 Euro coin features the Tower of Hercules on both sides. The Tower of Hercules or Farum Brigantium as it was formerly known is the only fully preserved Roman lighthouse that is still in use as a navigational beacon. It was built probably in the late 1st century A.D. and marks the entrance of La Coruña harbor in north-western Spain. The structure withstood the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and a major renovation was undertaken shortly thereafter when it’s height was increased. The light was electrified in 1926.

2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules 2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules

2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules 2011 Spanish coin showing the Tower of Hercules