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2.50 pesetas

Generalitat de Catalunya25.09.1936

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

Obverse legend: GENERALITAT/ DE/ CATALUNYA/ LA TRESORERIA DE LA GENERALITAT RECONEIX/ A FAVOR DEL PORTADOR LA QUANTITAT DE7 DUES PTES. CINQUANTA CTS./ EN VIRTUT DEL DECRET DEL 21 SETEMBRE 1936./ BARCELONA, 25 SETEMBRE 1936./ L'INTERVENTOR GENERAL,/ EL CONSELLER DE FINANCES,/ EL TRESORER,/ BITLLET DE CURS OBLIGATORI A CATALUNYA.
Obverse description: Inscription and coat of arms of Catalonia, an ear of wheat and a hammer symbolising Agriculture and Industry. Illustrations by Josep Obiols i Palau.
Reverse legend: QUALSEVOL INTENT DE RESISTÈNCIA O FALSIFICACIÓ PER TAL DE DIFICULTAR O PERTORBAR LA CIRCULACIÓ/ D'AQUESTS BITLLETS, SERÀ CASTIGAT AMB LES MÀXIMES SANCIONS APLICABLES EN TEMPS DE GUERRA./ (ARTICLE QUART DEL DECRET DEL 21 DE SETEMBRE DEL 1936.).
Reverse description: Outline of factories with chimneys smoking, metal high-voltage pylons and reproduction of a sculpture by Josep Llimona i Bruguera (Barcelona, 1864-1934), to be found in Parc de Montjuïc in the precinct of the Exhibition and Trade Fair.

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  • Title: 2.50 pesetas
  • Date Created: 25.09.1936
  • Physical Dimensions: w68 x h162 mm
  • Other artist: Josep Obiols, designer (Barcelona, 1894-1967)
  • Issuing authority: Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Inventory number: 310126-000
  • Description: In 1936, the Generalitat decreed the issue of paper money of legal tender to make up for the shortage of currency in circulation. The highest denominations were never produced, although some proofs have been preserved. The design is by the well-known painter and engraver Josep Obiols (1894-1967), while the printing was by the Institut Oliva in Vilanova. The obverse of all the denominations shows the same allegorical reference to Catalonia amongst symbols of farming and industrial work. On the reverse of the 2½-peseta note was a representation of a figure inspired in the sculpture by the ironworker Josep Llimona (1867-1934) set amongst industrial installations.
  • Artwork history: Acquired 2006
  • Type: Numismatics
  • External Link: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Medium: White pasted paper

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