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Italy 100000 Lire 1983

Item Code: IT-110

Front: Portrait of Caravaggio, reproduced from a drawing by the painter Ottavio Leoni, preserved in Florence at the
Marucellian Library. Detail of the painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio "The Fortune Teller" (Second version,
c. 1595), held in Paris at the Louvre Museum. A branch taken from a detail of the painting of Caravaggio's "Rest during the
Flight into Egypt" (c. 1597), held in Rome at the Galleria Doria Pamphilj-Pamphili. Logo depicting winged lion of St. Mark,
symbol of Venice above three shields of Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi. Back: "Basket of Fruit" (c. 1599) by the Italian Baroque
master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), which is displayed in Biblioteca Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan.
A building taken from the background landscape represented in the painting, also by Caravaggio, titled "The Sacrifice of
Isaac" (d. 1603) held at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Main colours: Brown and olive-green. Composition: Guglielmo Savini.
Engraving: Trento Cionini (front); Giorgio Capponi (back). Legislation: Ministerial Decree of 1 September 1983. Paper:
High-quality, slightly coloured, special pulp, watermark, luminous fibrils and a vertical security thread. Characteristics:
Calcografia (intaglio) and letter-set (letterpress). Issue: 1.559.600.000. Watermark: Portrait of Caravaggio, logo of the
bank with initials "BI" and three vertical bars with shade effect. Signatures: Ciampi and Stevani or Ciampi and Speziali
(1983) (Il Governatore; Il Cassiere). Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works).
 

 
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Dimensions: 156 x 70 mm
 

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Centomila pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce i fabbricatori e gli
spacciatori di biglietti falsi. One Hundred Thousand Italian Lire.

 
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