Title: Definitive Stamp (5 (Old) Won)
U.S. Military Government Office "Won" Series
(View a picture of Golden Crown of the Shilla Dynasty)
(View a block of Stamps)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
15 
KPC#
54 
MICHEL#
18 
StanGib#
86 
Scott#
72 
Date of Issue
09/10/1946 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
5 (Old) Won 
Design
Golden Crown of Shilla Dynasty 
Designer
Oh Choong-whan 
Image Area
21mm30mm 
Perforation
1111 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White Japanese paper; no watermark
Printer
Kyung-wha Printing Office 
Description
Extracted from "A Handbook of Korea"; published 1978, by KOIS.

Most of the tomb finds of SilIa provenance date from the 5th and 6th centuries AD., that is, the Old Silla period. Of the thousands of artifacts recovered from Old Silla tombs, the most spectacular are the gold crowns. Of the several extant, the largest and the most ornate is the one recovered from the Gold Crown Tomb (the tomb was so named because of the crown found in it). The towering object, 44.4cm tall, consists of an inner piece and an outer piece. It is of lattice-like construction with dangling gold; jade, and glass pendants that shimmer with the slightest movement The original function and meaning of this and other crowns have not been determined. This crown is designated National Treasure No. 87 and is displayed at the National Museum in Seoul.