Italy 100 Lire banknote 1915 Banco di Napoli

Italy 100 Lire banknote Banco di Napoli

Italy old paper money 100 Lire banknote 1915 Banco di Napoli

Banknotes from the Kingdom of Italy: 
100 Lire banknote 1915 Banco di Napoli

Obverse: Portrait of Torquato Tasso, red Italia seal low centre.
Reverse: Presumed bust of Plato, bronze,1st century BCE. Roman replica of a Hellenistic original, The Naples National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy.

Date 1911-1921
Printer Officina Carte Valori Richter & C., Naples.

Banknotes from the Kingdom of Italy - Banco di Napoli

The Banco di Napoli (Bank of Naples) issued the 50 Lire (P-S857) banknote on February 23, 1911, the 100 Lire (P-S856) banknote on September 10, 1908 and the 1,000 Lire (P-S859) banknote on December 13, 1914.  The Banco di Napoli was the last of the Consortium Banks to lose the right to issue banknotes.  After 1922 all Italian banknotes were issued by either the Kingdom / Republic of Italy or Banca d'Italia.

Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.