About #4 - 100 francs Bleu Type 1874
Tunisia. French administration. Bank note from Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in vertical on the left. Issue period: 1904 to 1908. Work by H. Cabasson and engraving by Ch. Wullschleger. Dimensions: 178 x 118 mm. Watermark: BANK OF ALGERIA, then below left and right the number "100", a lion walking on the right and twice the word "Tunisia". Front: blue monochrome print on white paper. The signatures, the value in letters, the numbering and the overprint "Tunisia" on the left in vertical are printed in black. The date of issue is printed in blue. Composition with a decorated frame in the upper part with the southern Cross star in the center. Article 139 of the Penal Code printed in two medallions. On the left, a boy standing with his hand on a mace, symbolizes Industry. On the right side, another boy standing and holding a spade, symbolizes Agriculture. Four variants of signatures are known with the Secretary General, the Director and the Chief Cashier. Below in the decorated frame, two snakes surround a winged woman's head. The value is repeated obliquely in the corners of the drawing. Back: monochrome print in blue. In the upper part, a crescent moon is in the center of a pediment decorated with arabic patterns. A woman's head in profile is represented in a large medallion in the center. On the left, a standing man holding a scythe, symbolizes Agriculture and on the right, another man holding a paddle, symbolizes Navigation. Below, two winged dragons frame article 139 of the Penal Code printed in blue in a medallion. The value in figures is repeated twice horizontally in the drawing. The specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and vertically to the right on the front. The note is watermarked, signed Gantès / Lafon / Rouzaud, numbered "0.0 - 000" and dated May 9, 1904. Banknote identical to the 100 francs Blue Type 1874 without "Alger" (Pick: # 74).