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Italy 1000 Lire 6.9.1980

Italy 1000 Lire 6.9.1980
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1000 Lire 6.9.1980 (Front: Harp. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Bank seal – head of Medusa* (Caput medusae). Back: La Scala opera house in Milano – Teatro alla Scala. Watermark: Head of David by Michelangelo, repeated vertically. Security features: Consecutively running serial numbers on the front of the banknote. Coloured filament fibers (hairs) fluorescing under ultraviolet light. Predominant colours: Multicolour. Artist: Lazzaro Lazzarini (Inv). Design: Mario Baiardi Inc. (front). Engraver: Trento Cionini (back). Signatures: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Governor - Il Governatore); Stevani (Cashier - Il Cassiere). Security thread: Solid, embedded, 1/4 mm wide. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Banca d'Italia. Date of First Issue: 25 March 1969. Date of Last Issue: 30 May 1981. Date of Withdrawal: Pending. Lapse: 28 February 2012. Legal tender: No. Redeemable: No. Total issue: N/a. Material: Cotton fiber substrate paper. Printer: Officina Della Banca D'Italia (Bank of Italy Printing Works), Rome, Italy)

Dimensions: 126 x 61 mm

Catalogue Number: P-101g (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause Publications)

* 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.

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Mille. One Thousand Lire. Pagabili a Vista Al Portatore. La Legge Punisce i Fabbricatori e gli Spacciatori di Biglietti Falsi. Repubblica Italiana.

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