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  Chulalongkorn

 

Thailand

Equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn erected to commemorate the King's Jubilee of 40 Years on the Throne. It stands at the Royal Plaza and was cast in 1908, by order of the king himself, after an equestrian statue he had seen in Paris, but his with all four hooves on the ground, indicating the steadfast authority and power of its rider, or meaning its rider was still alive when it was cast, at least according to one popular equestrian iconographic belief. This statue is depicted on the commemorative banknotes of 10 baht, issued in 1995, as well as on several postage stamps, with a first series also issued in 1908.

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See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2) and (3).