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Italy 1000 Lire 1969-1981

Item Code: IT-101

Front: Harp. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Bank seal - head of Medusa* (Caput medusae). Back: La Scala opera house in Milano - Teatro alla Scala. Watermark: Head of David by Michelangelo, repeated. Security features: Consecutively running serial numbers on the front of the banknote. Coloured filament fibers (hairs) fluorescing under ultraviolet light. Predominant colours: Multicolour. Artist: Lazzarini. Design: Baiardi Inc. Signatures: (as depicted, P-101b) Guido Carli (Governor - Il Governatore); Lombardo (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Security thread: Solid, embedded, 1/4 mm wide. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Banca d'Italia. Date of First Issue: 25 March 1969. Date of Last Issue: 30 May 1981. Date of Withdrawal: Pending. Lapse: N/a. Legal tender: No. Redeemable: No. Total issue: N/a. Material: Cotton. Printer: Officina Della Banca D'Italia.

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Dimensions: 127 x 62 mm

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Mille. One Thousand Lire Pagabili a Vista Al Portatore. La Legge Punisce i Fabbricatori e gli
Spacciatori di Biglietti Falsi. Repubblica Italiana.

* In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monstrous chthonic female character; gazing upon her could turn onlookers to stone.
She was beheaded by the human hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until giving it to the goddess Athena
to place on her shield.
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