Title : Millennium Series (2nd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2024 
KPC#
C-1540 
MICHEL#
2052 
StanGib#
2357 
Scott#
1970a 
Date of Issue
11/16/1999 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
the tomb ruins in Sara-ri, 
Designer
Won, In-jae / Lee, Hye-ock 
Image Area
52mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
6 stamps
in Special Sheet 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
From 1999 to 2001, the Ministry of Information and Communication has been issuing a millennial series of stamps, each collection of which features important historic relics and sites, or landmark events and people of a specific period from Korea's five millennial history. This second collection features historic relics and sites from the Proto-Three-Kingdoms period (circa. birth of Christ).

The Kingdom of Koguryo absorbed foreign culture on a selective basis into its native culture to create a unique culture of its own, characterized by vitality and dynamic energy as shown on the murals depicting hunting scenes that adorn the walls of the Tomb of the Dancers.

The Tomb of King Muryong provides evidence of the elegant and refined culture of the Paekche Kingdom, which developed based on its vigorous cultural exchanges with China and was, in turn, transmitted to Japan, thereby playing an important role in the development of Japanese culture.

The Unified Shilla, established by the unification of the peninsula by Shilla in 676 A.D. witnessed the development of a consummate form of Buddhist art as produced by the synthesis of the three kingdoms, which serves as the foundation of our cultural tradition today.

This collection of stamps feature the tiger-shaped belt buckle found in the tomb in Sara-ri, Kyongju; a duck-shaped earthenware excavated in Kyongsang province; a gold crown and a silver cup with an animal design from Hwangnamdae Tomb in Kyongju; from the Shilla period, the wall painting of hunting scene in the Tomb of the Dancers situated in Chiban-ri from Koguryo; gold diadem ornaments and curved jade discovered from the Tomb of King Muryong from Paekche Kungdom; a gold crown from Koryong, Kaya; and an armor excavated in Kimhae; and a ridge-end tile, and an ogre-faced root tile unearthed in the historic site of the Unified Shilla, the Anapji Pond, Kyongju.

We world like to offer the adventurous spirit and gumption of Koguryo, the refinement and sophisticated elegance of Paekche, and the harmonious beauty of Shilla through this second collection of the Millennium Series.