Mary - "Kyra Makedonitissa":
The impressive silver gilt (1815) that adorns the €0,41 stamp, showing the Virgin Mary (Kyra Makedonitissa) holding the Christ child is in the iconographic style of "Anothen oi Profites" ("Above the Prophets").
Idealisation and "fear of the unknown" characterise the multi-faceted composition. The prophets and two angels hold scrolls with text referring to the Theodokos (Mother of God). At the right foot of the Theodokos is an area for the veneration of the icon.
The design of the cover was created by John Comaro (1745-1812), an engraver and painter from Crete. The heads of the majority of the figures are painted by the artist in the style of the School of Kornaros.