About #1 - 50 lire type 1938
Italian East Africa. Banca d'Italia. 1938-1939 Issues. Banknote like Pick # 54 except for the mention in the upper margin: "SERIE SPECIALE AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA". Work by Giovanni Pietrucci. Dimensions: 137 x 78 mm. Watermark: Head of Julius Caesar and 50 lire. Printer: Officina della Banca d'Italia di Roma. No security thread. Material: Paper. Polychrome front and back printing, predominantly yellow, green and red. Description of the front: Green security background made up of patterns and the number “50” in repetition. Frame composed of repeating graphic patterns with four scallops and the value "50" in the corners. On the right side, a seal in red with the head in profile of Italia. On the left, a wreath of fruit frames the watermark. Series and numbering are printed in black. Texts in Italian. A combination of signatures with The Governor, Vincenzo Azzolini and The Cashier, Urbini. Description of the back: Yellow security background made up of patterns and the number "50" in repetition. In the center, the statue of the Capitolina wolf with Romulus and Remus sucking his milk. On the left, a seal in red containing a "Bundle". No known specimen.