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Italy 10000 Lire 1962-1973

Item Code: IT-97

Front: Bust portrait of Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer Michelangelo di Lodovico
Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo; Head of Medusa* (Caput
medusae). Back: Piazza del Campidoglio, by Michelangelo, on the top of Capitoline Hill, with the façade of Palazzo
Senatorio in Rome. Watermark: Head of David, sculpted by Michelangelo. Drawing: Florenzo Masino Bessi. Etching:
Mario Bairdi (front); Trento Cionini (back). Print: Copperplate and dry offset. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia.

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Dimensions: 158 x 78 mm

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


* In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monstrous chthonic female character; gazing upon her could turn
onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the human hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as
a weapon until giving it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.

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