About #49 - 100 lire type 1926
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1896-1926 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 39 but with blue front and no counterfoil paper. Work by Rinaldo Barbetti and engraving by E. Ballarini. Dimensions: 190 x 110 mm. Watermark: Neptune's head in profile. Printer: Officina Banca d'Italia di Roma. No security thread. Material: paper. Front and back printing in tri-color, predominantly blue, brown, ocher and red. Description of the front: blue security background composed of repeating star patterns. On the left, a decorated letter "B" and a reclining woman looking in a mirror and above, two cherubs surround a crowned shield. On the right, a child symbolizing Justice holds a sword and a balance in his hands. In the center at the bottom, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two signatures with General Manager Bonaldo Stringher and The Cashier Sacchi. Description of the back: ocher safety background composed of repeating patterns. On the left, six cherubs take an urn out of the water with a net. On the right, an allegory of Standing Science holds an open book and a torch with cherubs at its feet. A bird is perched and a child holds a mirror in his hands. In the center, an eagle is placed on a seal containing the mention in red DECRETO / MINISTERIALE / DEL 30 LUGLIO / 1896. The specimen is known undated, unsigned, not overprinted with two perforations "ANNULATO" diagonally and numbered "A000 0000 ".