About #2 - 20 francs Bleu Type 1873
Tunisia. French administration. Banknote of the Bank of Algeria overprinted "Tunisia" in horizontal. Issuing period: 1908 to 1912. Creation date: 07-01-1908. Work by Guillaume Cabasson, engraving by Albert Bellenger for the front and Pannemaker Fils for the back. Dimensions: 153 x 98 mm. Watermark: BANK / 20 FRANCS / from ALGERIA / 20 and a lion. Front: blue monochrome print on white paper. The signatures, numbering, date of issue and the “Tunisia” overprint horizontally in the center are printed in black. The date of issue and the value in Arabic are printed in blue. In the frame above, two entwined snakes frame article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a cartridge. On the left, a Mercury god seated and holding in his hand his caduceus, symbolizes Commerce and the Bank with a bag of coins open at his side. On the right, the colossus Hercule sits on a lion's head and holds his club with one hand. Below, a crescent moon with the star of the Southern Cross. Two variants of signatures with the Secretary General and The Chief Cashier. The value “20” in figures is repeated twice in medallions above the two figures. Back: monochrome print in blue. Frame decorated with arabic patterns with the value "20" in figures repeated twice on the sides. Above in the center, a bust of a woman symbolizing France and below, article 139 of the Penal Code printed in a circular medallion. On the sides, two medallions hung on columns contain a crescent moon with the star of the Southern Cross. On the left, a seated man decorates a vase with a brush. On the right, a woman in a tunic throws a sheaf of ripe wheat and holds a bill hook in her other hand. A cup of fruit is visible at his feet ... as an allegory of abundance. No confirmed specimen.