Stamp on 500th Anniversary of Monaco’s Independence

 

\"\"On 20th February 1512, following a request by Lucien Grimaldi, the King of France, Louis XII, delivered letters patent to him containing an evocative phrase, stating that the lord of Monaco only held his land “from God and by the sword.” In this lies the solemn recognition of the sovereignty of Monaco.Monaco will issue a stamp to commemorate the event.

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