About #48 - 100 lire Type 1927-1930
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1926-1943 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 39 but with the "FASCIO" seal. 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 brown, tan and red. Description of the front: tan safety background composed of repeating 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 combinations of signatures with The Managing Director and The Cashier. Description of the back: security 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 round "FASCIO" seal. No specimen known for Type.