About #110 - 100,000 lire type 1983
Italy. Bank of Italy. 1962-1985 Issues. Work by G. Savini and engraving by T. Cionini for the front. Engraving by Capponi on the back. Dimensions: 156 x 70 mm. Watermark: portrait of Caravaggio and electrotype BI monogram. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia. Solid security thread. Material: paper. Polychrome front and back printing with dominant green, brown, black and blue. Description of the front: security background composed of guilloche shapes and two characters from La Diseuse de bonne aventure. On the right, the portrait of Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio (1569-1609) and next to it the seal of the four Maritime Republics (Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice). The banknote number is repeated twice and printed in black as the signatures. On the left, the location of the watermark. Two combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description on the back: a fruit basket on a background of guilloche shapes and a view of the castle extracted from a painting of Caravaggio, the "Sacrifice of Isaac". The text of the penal code is printed in black next to the watermark. The specimen is known to be overprinted "CAMPIONE" in red diagonally and numbered "AA 000000 A". Replacement note with the X series.