Pick: #26 , The Banknote Book: B302 , Other: KM658
French Somaliland. Djibouti. Plublic Treasury. 1952 Issues. Work by William Fel and engraving by Marliat for the front and Baudier for the back. No date (1952). Dimensions: 130 x 86 mm. No security thread. Watermark: Woman's head in profile wearing a Phrygian cap. Printer: Bank of France. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly green and yellow. Description of the front: Background composed of arabesques inspired by a thirteenth-century earthenware vase in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Texts in French and Arabic. The issuing institute "TRÉSOR PUBLIC- CÔTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS" is printed in dark blue at the top and bottom center. The numbering and the series are printed in black on a pale yellow background. The watermark is shown in a frame decorated with patterns on the right. The numerical value is printed in western characters in the upper corners and in Arabic characters in the right corner. The ticket is not signed. Description of the back: Frame composed of geometric patterns and arabesques in repetition. Texts in French and Arabic. In the center, a rising view of a palm tree. The wording of the issuing institute "TRÉSOR PUBLIC - CÔTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS" is again indicated in the center of the box at the top and bottom. The article of the penal code is printed in French and Arabic in a cartouche at the bottom center. The specimen is known overprinted in black "SPECIMEN / N °" diagonally on the left, perforated "SPECIMEN" vertically on the right and numbered "O.00 - 000". A second specimen is known to be unperforated "SPECIMEN" and numbered "O.00 - 000".