About #55/#60 - 100 lire type 1931-1943
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1930-1943 Issues. Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 184 x 111 mm. Watermark: on the left, head of Italia and on the right, head of Dante Alighieri. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia di Roma and Officina della Banca d'Italia L'Aquila. No security thread. Material: paper. Full color front and back printing, mainly orange, green and red. Description of the front: olive-green security background composed of patterns and the number "100" in repetition. In the center, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. On the sides, the two watermarks framed by a crown of leaves. In the center at the bottom, an allegory of the elongated and helmeted Victory holds a spear and a Winged Victory. On the side, the statue of the Capitolina she-wolf with Romulus and Rémus suckling his milk. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description of the back: security frame and background composed of patterns and vegetation with the value "100" oblique in the corners. In the center at the top, a red "FASCIO" seal. Below, an eagle in a crown of leaves. No specimen known for Type.