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Italy 1000 Lire 4 April 1948
Lire Barbetti - Grande "M"

Item Code: IT-81a

Obverse: Angels and cherubins. Arms. Bank seal depicting a head of Medusa. Reverse: Allegorical man and women: Industry, Credit and Commerce & Agriculture with their classic attributes. Cherubins, vases, porticos, pedestals and ornamental designs. Head of "Italia" in profile. Remark: This banknote's frames design was inspired by the grotesques of Pompeii. Watermark: BANCA D'ITALIA; Head of Italia allegory; LIRE 1000. Main colours: Violet, orange-brown and brown. Artist: Rinaldo Barbetti, Inv. Engraving: Ernesto Ballarini. Signatures: Luigi Einaudi (Governor - Il Governatore, 5 January 1945 – 11 May 1948); Fabio Urbini (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Issuer: Banca d'Italia. Legislation: Article 2 of the law 10 August 1893 Nș449. Ministerial Decrees of 14 August 1947, 21 November 1947 and 14 April 1948. Date of issue: 14 April 1948. Date of withdrawal: 30 June 1953. Legal tender: No. Total issue: 37M. Material: Cotton paper. Printing method: Intaglio (raised print). Printer: Officina Carte-Valori I.P.S.

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Dimensions: 243 x 145 mm

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

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