Italy P-111b / 5,000 Lire 1985 – UNC

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Italy P-111b / 5,000 Lire 1985 – UNC

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Issued by Banca d’Italia
Issue 1984-1985 Issue. 04.01.1985
Size 126 x 70 mm
Printer Officina Della Banca d’Italia (Italy) – ODBI
Watermark Vincenzo Bellini; Electrotype “BI” monogram
Signature Ciampi & Speziali
Obverse Portrait of opera composer Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) from an etching by G. Bozza, after a drawing by Natale Schiavoni; Interior of Teatro Massimo Bellini, Opera House in Catania; Bank seal depicting winged lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venice above three shields of Genoa, Pisa and Amalfi; Chiaroscuro reproductions of adjacent rectangular figures.
Reverse A stylised representation of a scene from Bellini’s opera “Norma“, the main elements being a tree and a column with pediment and the reproduction of the statue of Norma taken from the sculptor Giulio Monteverde’s monument to Bellini in Catania