Erik Nitsche: City of Augsburg/Graphic Design
In 1985, the city of Augsburg celebrated the 2000th anniversary of its founding by the Romans. Settlement of the area began and a town formed near the juncture of the Wertach and Lech rivers. In 1913, the remnants of a Roman garrison were discovered at Augsburg, complete with exciting finds in weapons, metals, horse equipment, utensils and more. Through this discovery it was firmly established that the camp was erected around 8 B.C. and was inhabited by the Romans until about 16 A.D. Following this initial development, growth was slow for the area, but in the sixteenth century, Augsburg became the financial capital of the world and kept its economic and artistic importance until the end of the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century brought new growth through industry and Augsburg became the Bavarian provincial capital. Today, this ancient city has 245,000 citizens. It is a city justly proud of its Roman heritage. In fact, five hundred years ago, the city celebrated its 1,500th anniversary by erecting a bronze bust of the emperor Augustus, the city's presumed founder. This artwork features the important buildings of Augsburg, and the image of a pinecone, a well-known Roman symbol.
This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood® First Day Cover for the German 80pf 2000th Anniversary of Augsburg stamp issued January 10, 1985.
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