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Italy 500 Lire 1979

Item Code: IT-94B

Front: Winged head of Mercury (Mercurius), a god of trade and a messenger in Roman mythology. Gears and
mechanisms. Back: Zeus on a geared Trojan Horse (Bellerophon riding Pegasus). Watermark: Emblem of Italy.
Security features: Consecutively running serial numbers on the front of the banknote. Coloured filament fibers
fluorescing under ultraviolet light. Predominant colours: Teal green and violet. Design: E. Vangelli; Scolpi; V. Nicastro
Inc. Signatures: Felice Ruggiero (Director General of the Treasury); Giuseppe Impallomeni (Special Cashier); Mario Betti
(for the Court of Auditors). Security thread: N/a. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Repubblica Italiana - Italian Republic.
Date of Issue: 2 April 1979. Period of Issue: 1974 and 1979. Circulated from: 1974. Date of withdrawal: Pending.
Lapse: N/a. Legal tender: No. Redeemable: N/a. Total issue: Unknown.
Material: Cotton paper. Printer: I.P.S.
Officina Carte Valori, Roma.

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Dimensions: 115 x 58 mm

Texts: Repubblica Italiana. Cinquecento Lire. Five Hundred Lire. Biglietto di stato a corso legale. Il direttore
generale del tesoro. Il cassiere speciale. V' per la corte dei conti.

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