About #102 - 5,000 lire type 1971-1977
Italy. Banca d'Italia. 1962-1985 Issues. Dimensions: 141.5 x 70 mm. Watermark: head of Giovanni da Verrazzano. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia. Solid security thread. Material: paper. Full color printing on front and back, mainly purple, green, brown and red. Description on the front: security background consisting of an ancient map of Europe, Africa and Asia. In the center, the texts of the issuing institute in dark green. On the right, a portrait of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). On the left, the watermark and below, a brown seal of the four Maritime Republics (Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice). In the center, a blue seahorse (hippocampus) frolics in the sea. The banknote number and signatures are printed in black. The value “5000” is printed on the left in a green rosette. Three combinations of signatures with The Governor and The Cashier. Description of the back: a view of the Santa Maria, Pinata and Niña caravels at sea with the value "5000" printed at the top left. An anchor with two fish wrapped on it. At the bottom right, the text of the penal code. No specimen known for the Type. Replacement note with X series.