The purpose of the 2 piastre stamp was to pay for the overseas rate for 1 oz. No varieties have been reported for this stamp apart from the Detatched triangle variety
The two piastre Die I, CA stamp on a cover for the foreign letter rate, postmarked 22 March 1887. to Germany. Five additional postmarks on the reverse, one being non-readable but it is a type two Cyprus cancellation, a second from Larnaca of March 22 which must be an intermediary stop. Two more from Italy at Brindesi of 30 March and Germany of 1 April. A further stamp with the number 3 enclosed in a circle is also present.