About #11 - 1000 francs Type 1926
Tunisia. French administration. Banknote of the Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in vertical on the left then on the right. Issuing period: 1926 to 1939. Creation date: 17-07-1926. Work by Georges Duval and engraving by Émile Deloche. Dimensions: 241 x 144 mm. Watermark: profile of a Moorish woman in the first medallion on the left. In another medallion on the right: watermark with a European woman in profile. Front and back: polychrome print, mainly purple, blue and red. Description of the front: on the left, an allegory of France represented by a woman dressed in a breastplate, a cape and a sword. A young child at his feet is holding a shield and bunches of grapes. In the center at the top, the wording of the issuing institute "BANK OF ALGERIA", the value "THOUSAND FRANCS" and the date of issue are printed in orange-red. Below, a winged woman's head and a caduceus separate the two watermarks. At the bottom, the value "1000" is printed in dark blue. The signatures, the numbering, the vertical “Tunisia” overprint and the date of issue are printed in black. On the right, an Algerian dancer in ceremonial costume and a young boy naked from the back holding palm branches. At the bottom of the note, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in dark blue in Arabic and French. Three variants of signatures are known with The Chief Cashier, The Director General and The Secretary General. Description of the back: a background and a frame decorated with arabesques with a coastal town and a mountain village in the background. In the upper corners decorated with Arabic patterns, the value "1000" diagonally in French on the left and in Arabic on the right. In the center, two seated women. A European on the left holds an oar in one hand and puts her other hand on the shoulder of an elegant veiled Algerian. 47 alphabets have been overprinted for "Tunisia": 17 to 20, 89 and 90, 112 to 128, 165 to 168, 191 to 194, 211 to 220 and 245 to 250. This note is identical to the 1000 francs Type 1926 for Algeria (Pick: # 83).