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One thousand lire, Queens of the sea One thousand lire, Queens of the sea

Collezione Fondazione Cariparma

Collezione Fondazione Cariparma
Parma, Italy

The design of this banknote, called "Regine del Mare", is by the painter Giovanni Capranesi: on the recto we recognize Venice and Genoa, personified by two royal figures, half-extended on an architectural base and each with an arm resting on the shield with the symbol of the city, the lion for Venice and San Giorgio killing the dragon for Genoa. In the center the representation of the prow of a ship emerges high. The central area is surrounded by brightly polychrome festoons with flowers and oak leaves that surround the two ovals intended for filigree, in which we find the profiles of turreted Italy and Christopher Columbus. On the outer frame there are four small ovals in color, containing the serial number. The large inscription worth 1000 stands out in vermilion on a yellow background. At the top in the center there is the vermilion mark with an antique Italian head.

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