Portugal 100 Escudos banknote 1927

Portugal 100 Escudos banknote 1927 Diogo de Couto
Portugal 100 Escudos banknote 15.8.1927 Banco De Portugal P-124

Obverse: Portrait of Diogo de Couto at left, Coat of arms of Portugal top centre, value at centre and at each corner, two printed signatures below.
Reverse: View of National Palace of Pena (Sintra) at centre and cherubs at right, value at left and right.
Printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Company Ltd, England.

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Pena National Palace

The Pena National Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional da Pena) is a Romanticist palace in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is also used for state occasions by the President of the Portuguese Republic and other government officials.

Diogo de Couto

Diogo de Couto (Lisbon, c. 1542 – Goa, 10 December 1616) was a Portuguese historian.
He was born in Lisbon in 1542 and studied Latin and Rhetoric at Saint Antão College and philosophy at the convent at Benfica. In 1559 he traveled to India, whence he would not return for a decade.
He was a close friend of the poet Luís de Camões, and described him in Ilha de Moçambique in 1569, indebted and unable to fund his return to Portugal. Couto and other friends took it upon themselves to help Camões, who was thus enabled to take his most significant work, the Lusiads, to the capital. Couto arrived in Lisbon on board the Santa Clara in April 1570, only to discover that the port was closed due to plague. Upon receiving permission from the King of Portugal, the ship docked in Tejo.