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Italy 5000 Lire 1985

Item Code: IT-111C

Front: Portrait of opera composer Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (3 November 1801 – 23 September
1835) from an etching by G. Bozza, after a drawing by Natale Schiavoni; Interior of Teatro Massimo Bellini, Opera
House in Catania; Bank seal depicting winged lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venice above three shields of Genoa, Pisa
and Amalfi; Chiaroscuro reproductions of adjacent rectangular figures. Back: A stylised representation of a scene from
Bellini's opera "Norma", the main elements being a tree and a column with pediment and the reproduction of the statue
of Norma taken from the sculptor Giulio Monteverde's monument to Bellini in Catania. Watermark: Portrait of Vincenzo
Bellini; Electrotype "BI" monogram. Drawing: Guglielmo Savini. Etching: Trento Cionini. Signatures: Antonio Fazio (Governor - Il Governatore); Angelo Amici (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Legislation: Ministerial Decree of 4 January 1985.
Paper: High quality, slightly coloured, special pulp, watermark, luminous fibrils and a vertical security thread.
Issuer: Bank of Italy. Date of Issue: 4 January 1985. Withdrawn: 28 February 2002. Exchanged until: 1 March 2012.
Legal tender: No. Characteristics: Copperplate, dry and wet offset. Issue: 1,400,000,000. Printer: Officina della
Banca d'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works).

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Dimensions: 126 x 70 mm

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Cinquemila pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce i fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di
biglietti falsi. Decreto ministeriale 4 Gennaio 1985. Five Thousand Lire.

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