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Italy 2000 Lire 1973-1983

Item Code: IT-103C

Front: Effigy portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642) from the 1636 painting by Justus Giusto Sustermans
(1597–1681) in the collection of the Uffizi, Florence. Lampada di Galileo (Galileo's Pendulum Chandelier), at Duomo
di Pisa Cathedral basilica. Cathedral basilica (Duomo di Pisa) and the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente di Pisa)
in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) in Pisa, Italy. Winged lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venice above three shields
of Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi. Back: A depiction of the landscape of Arcetri and Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory.
Galileo's Telescope. A seventeenth century English celestial map depicting planets, constellations and signs of the
Zodiac. Watermark: Portrait of Evangelista Torricelli, taken from a painting in a private collection in Florence.
Colours: Brown, green on light tan and olive underprint. Drawing: Lazzaro Lazzarini (obverse & reverse).
Etching: Trento Cionini (obverse); Volumnio Cerichelli (reverse). Signatures: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Governor - Il
Governatore); Vittorio Stevani (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Paper: High quality, ivory-coloured with grayish tones, special
pulp, watermark, luminous fibrils and a vertical security thread. Issuer: Bank of Italy. Date of Issue: 24 October
1983. Withdrawn: 28 February 2002. Exchanged until: 1 March 2012. Legal tender: No. Characteristics:
Copperplate and letterset. Number of notes authorized: 420,000,000. Legislation: Ministerial Decree of 10
September 1973. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works).
 

 
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Dimensions: 133 x 65 mm (Front design: 123 x 56 mm; Back design: 122 x 54 mm)
 

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Duemila pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce fabbricatori e gli spacciatori
di biglietti falsi.

 
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