About #43 - 50 lire Type 1915-1920
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1915-1926 Issues. Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 167 x 96 mm. Watermark: head of Dante Alighieri. Printer: Officina Banca d'Italia di Roma. No security thread. Material: paper. Full color front and back print, predominantly black, green, orange and red. Description of the front: security background in orange with the value “50” in large numbers. Frame with repeated plant and fruit motifs. The watermark on the left in an oval. On the right, a crowned woman (Italia Turrita) is seated, holding an olive branch in her hand. In the top center, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. Texts in Italian. The numbering and signatures are printed in black. Two combinations of signatures with The Managing Director and The Cashier. Description of the back: red frame composed of repeating graphic patterns. Above, a garland of flowers and fruit. In the center, a plowing scene with a peasant and his two oxen and above, a seal containing the mention in red DECRETO / MINISTERIALE / DEL 30 LUGLIO / 1896. The article of the law is printed below in an ornamental cartouche. No specimen known for Type.