statue of King
erected to commemorate
the King's Jubilee of 40 Years on the Throne. It stands
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
belief. This statue is depicted on the
commemorative banknotes of 10
issued in 1995, as well as on several postage stamps, with a first series
also issued in 1908.
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POSTAGE STAMPS (1),