Title : SCIENCE SERIES (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1593 
KPC#
C-1214 
MICHEL#
1618 
StanGib#
1899 
Scott#
1465 
Date of Issue
04/21/1990 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
Moulds for Dagger and Spear 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
22mm*50mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Our ancestors, noted for their rare intelligence and creativity, have left remarkable achievements in the development of our scientific civilization. It is to remember and make more widely known this scientific-mindedness of theirs, that the Ministry of Communications has been issuing special postage stamps in series with the theme of their scientific creativity and inventions. The following two kinds (the fifth issue in the series are designed to depict their metallurgical technology.

1. Gilt-bronze Buddha Sitting in Meditation.
Three-Kingdoms period; 7th Century; 3 Feet in Height; National Treasure No. 83; National Museum of Korea.

This gilt-bronze image of thinking Buddha, sitting half cross-legged, is a beautifully sculptured statue already known in the world. Regarded as the finest of the Three-Kingdoms period, the sculpture represents the highly advanced metallurgical technology and gilding art of the period.

2. Moulds for Dagger and Spear.
Bronze Age (4th- 1st century B.C.); Excavated in Young-Am, Chonnam province; National Treasure No.231; 35.58Ąż8.8Ąż4.1cm; Soongshil University Museum.

A mould to make Korean-type dagger on oneside, and a mould for spear is on the other side of this steatite mould. Molten alloy of copper and tin was poured into the moulds to make daggers and spears. Through repeated use, this mould turned blackish.