Madagascar Comoros banknotes 100 Comorian Franc banknote 1960

Comoros money currency collecting Comorian Franc banknote
Comoros Currency 100 Francs banknote
Comoros money 100 Comorian Francs banknote
Comoros Currency 100 Comorian Franc
Currency of Comoros 100 Comorian Francs banknote issued by the Banque de Madagascar et des Comores (Bank of Madagascar and the Comoros) from 1960 to 1963.
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Obverse: Portrait of a beautiful young Malagasy women with hair in cornrow braids (Merina ethnic group from Madagascar). In the background -  view of  Queen's Palace (Manjakamiadana) at the Rova of Antananarivo.
Reverse: Malagasy men, zebu herd and seascape with Waka canoe in background.

The Rova of Antananarivo is a royal palace complex in Madagascar that served as the home of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Imerina in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the rulers of the Kingdom of Madagascar in the 19th century. Located in the central highland city of Antananarivo, the Rova occupies the highest point on Analamanga, formerly the highest of Antananarivo's many hills. Merina king Andrianjaka, who ruled Imerina from around 1610 until 1630, is believed to have captured Analamanga from a Vazimba king around 1610 or 1625 and erected the site's first fortified royal structure. Successive Merina kings continued to rule from the site until the fall of the monarchy in 1896.

Waka - Austronesian "outrigger canoe" which gave in Malagasy the name vahoaka-"people", of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian va-waka – "the people of canoe" : the Vahoaka Ntaolo, the first Austronesians ancestors of the Malagasy had probably used similar canoes to reach the great island from the Sunda islands.