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Italy 10000 Lire 15.2.1973 (O0474/003395) (circulated) VF+

Italy 10000 Lire 15.2.1973 (O0474/003395) (circulated) VF+
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35.00 ($ 38.15)
10000 Lire 15.2.1973 (© 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. Signatures: Guido Carli (Il Governatore - Governor, 1960–1975); Barbarito (Il Cassiere - Cashier). Drawing: Florenzo Masino Bessi. Etching: Mario Baiardi (front); Trento Cionini (back). Issuer: Bank of Italy. Date of issue: 15 February 1973. Material: Cotton fiber paper. Print: Copperplate and dry offset. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia ©) (Serial # O0474/003395) (circulated) VF+

Dimensions: 159 x 78 mm

Catalogue Number: P-97f

Grade/condition: Nice Very Fine (VF+) (circulated, used)

Texts: Banca d'Italia. Lire Diecimila pagabili a vista al portatore. La legge punisce fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi. Ten Thousand Lire. Decreto Ministeriale 15 Febbraio 1973 e 12 Aprile 1962.

* 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.