About #2 - 100 lire type 1938
Italian East Africa. Banca d'Italia. 1938-1939 Issues. Banknote identical to Pick # 55 except for the mention in the upper margin: "SERIE SPECIALE AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA". Work by Giovanni Capranesi. Dimensions: 184 x 111 mm. Watermark: On the left, head of Italia and on the right, head of Dante Alighieri. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia di Roma and Officina della Banca d'Italia L'Aquila. No security thread. Material: Paper. Polychrome front and back printing predominantly orange, green and red. Description of the front: Olive-green security background made up of patterns and the number "100" repeating. In the center, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. On the sides, the two watermarks framed by a wreath of leaves. At the bottom center, a reclining helmeted Victory allegory holds a lance and a winged Victory. On the side, the statue of the she-wolf Capitolina with Romulus and Remus sucking his milk. Series and numbering printed in black. Texts in Italian. A combination of signatures with The Governor, Vincenzo Azzolini and The Cashier, Urbini. Description of the back: Frame and security background made up of patterns and vegetation with the value "100" obliquely in the corners. At the top center, a seal in red containing a "Bundle". Below, an eagle in a braided crown. No known specimen.