Title::1700 years of Edict of Milan
Date of Issue:19.07.2013
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad
Motive:mark Hiro and emperor Constantine
Catalogue no.:596 i 597
Face value:3,00 KМ
Edict of Milan is the legislation that brought the emperor Constantine the Great (ruler of the western part of the Roman Empire) and Licinius (the ruler of the eastern part of the Roman Empire) to Mediolan (now Milan) in 313 year.
Edict of Milan interrupted the tercentenary persecution of Christians, taken property was restored and is allowed to publicly profess their faith, and that you do not suffer any consequences.
Edict of Milan had its major precursor for Edict of Tolerance, which wasin 311 proclaimed by emperor Galerius in Nicomedia. It gives forgiveness to Christians who are, "following their own whims, were overwhelmed by the foolishness and did not obey the ancient customs."
Edict of Milan, which is able to "everyone believes how his heart wants," Christianity receives steady support and point out that you can continue to develop, and only a few decades later (380 AD) under the emperor Theodosius the first major, became a state religion.
The 2013 is the year when it is celebrated 1700 years of the Edict of Milan. Constantine the Great connects the three cities from different parts of Europe and Asia, Austrian Carnuntum, Nis Serbian and Turkish Izmit. Foundation "Art Carnuntum" declared Serbia and Nis for the great location in the world history, a candidate city for the celebration of the anniversary of the Nis, the birthplace of Constantine the Great, who was legitimized by edict.
Ancient City Nais and Imperial Palace Mediana in the old history of Serbia, European civilization, the Mediterranean and Balkan world is well known. All researchers agree that the Nais is the place with a "glorious past" - administrative, military, economic and cultural center of the wider area. The Mediana in it with their movable and immovable monuments, whose creation began by Constantine the Great, an important center of historical and cultural map of the Balkans, in all periods of ancient history of Nis.
Author: Nebojsa Djumic and МА Bozidar Dosenovic
Publisher: Poste Srpske a.d. Banjaluka