The 2 piastres denomination
Broken "R" in "CYPRUS"
Cover franked with a two piastres adhesive postmarked with a Type 4 Limassol postmark dated August 28th, 1894, destined for Chios, receiving at Scio-Cesme on August 31st, 1894. Two piastres being the normal rate for the foreign letters.
Registered stationery letter valued at 2 piastres for the registration fee plus a 2 piastre adhesive for the foreign letter rate from Nicosia to Trieste. Cancelled by a Type 4 square circle cancellation of August 26th, 1895 with a red oval Nicosia registration mark at the front. On the reverse side there is an intermediary Larnaca stamp of August 26th, 1895 and a Trieste arrival postmark. In addition the letter is sealed with the wax-seal of the “Imperial Ottoman Bank Nicosia.”