About #89 - 10,000 lire type 1948-1962
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1947-1961 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 73 but with the "Medusa" seal on the front and the recomposed back. Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 222 x 125 mm. Watermark: left, head of Michelangelo and right, head of Galileo. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia. No security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly brown, purple, ocher and red. Description of the front: ornamental frame of oval composition with the number "10000" in the center. Above, a seal in red with the head of "Medusa". On the sides, the two watermarks framed by leaves. In the center at the bottom, two elongated allegories, each holding a stick, are supported on the coats of arms of Venice and Genoa. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Four combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description of the back: frame and security background composed of patterns and vegetation with the value "10000" in purple in the corners. Above, a seal containing the Bank of Italy monogram "BI". In the center, a profile of Dante Alighieri in a large medallion and the text of the penal code below. No specimen known for the Type.