About #7 - 1000 francs Blue type 1875 modified
Tunisia. French administration. Bank note from Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in vertical on the left. Issue period: 1904 to 1924. Work by H. Cabasson and engraving by J. Robert for the front and engraving by Ch. Wullschleger, Duval and Émile Deloche for the back. Dimensions: 232 x 135 mm. Two types of watermarks: BANQUE / 1000 FRANCS / de L'ALGÉRIE / 1000, a lion walking on the right and twice the word "Tunisia" under the figures until 1909. After this date, the word "Tunisia" is not no longer incorporated into the watermark under the numbers "1000". 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 frame decorated at the top with a garland of fruit and a winged woman's head in the center. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in two medallions on each side of the letter value. On the left, an allegory of Navigation represented by a woman standing with her hands on an oar. On the right side, an allegory of Labor represented by a man standing with a hammer on the shoulder. Four variants of signatures are known with the Secretary General, The Director General and The Chief Cashier. Downstairs in the decorated frame, two naked children are leaning against a lion. The numerical value is repeated twice at the top in the frame. Back: monochrome print in blue. In the upper part in the center, a crescent is represented in a decorated frame and surrounded by plants. In the center of the drawing, a beehive and bees in a medallion decorated with scrolls. On the left side, Mercury the god of Commerce holds his caduceus in his hand and on the right, Hercules with his club in his hands. The two figures are standing on a pedestal, the base of which represents the same disturbing face. In the lower frieze, two winged dragons frame article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a blue medallion. The specimen is known watermarked, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and vertical on the right on the front, signed Moyse / Moreau / Penalva, not numbered and dated March 17, 1924 or April 16, 1924. Another identical specimen is known with number "0,000 - 000”. This note is identical to the 1000 francs Bleu Type 1874 without "Alger" (Pick: # 76).
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