About #46 - 1,000 lire Type 1921-1926
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1896-1926 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 41 but with modified back. 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, tan and red. Description of the front: ocher safety background composed of repeating patterns. Animated frame of sketches with cherubs, eagles and winged allegories. Crowned shield. Bottom center, a red seal with Italia's profile head. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. A single type of signature with General Manager Bonaldo Stringher and The Cashier Sacchi. Description of the back: security background composed of repeating patterns and a woman's head in profile in a medallion. Many allegories: a standing woman symbolizing Industry holds a trident and a wheel. In the center, a man symbolizing Credit is lying 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. On the right in an oval medallion, the profile of Italia Turrita, the female allegorical figure personifying Italy. 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.