About #41 - 1,000 lire Type 1896-1920
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1896-1926 Issues. Work by Rinaldo Barbetti and engraving by E. Ballarini. Dimensions: 240 x 148 mm. Watermark: profile head. Printer: Officina Banca d'Italia di Roma. No security thread. Material: paper. Front and back printing in tri-color, predominantly brown, light green and red. Description of the front: light green security background composed of repeating patterns. Animated frame of sketches with cherubs, eagles and winged allegories. Crowned shield. In the center, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Five combinations of signatures with The Managing Director and The Cashier. Description of the back: security background composed of repeating patterns. Many allegories: a standing woman symbolizing Industry holds a trident and a wheel. In the center, a man symbolizing Credit is reclining with a sheep and an owl by his side. A seated woman symbolizing Agriculture is holding a sheaf of wheat. Many cherubs in various positions roam the entire frame. In the center at the bottom, a seal containing the mention in red DECRETO / MINISTERIALE / DEL 30 LUGLIO / 1896. No specimen known for the Type.