Portuguese India 60 Escudos banknote 1959

Portuguese India banknotes 60 Escudos 1959 Afonso de Albuquerque
60 Portuguese Indian escudos note 1959

Portuguese India banknotes 60 Escudos banknote 1959 Banco Nacional Ultramarino

Obverse: Portrait of Afonso de Albuquerque at right, bank title top centre, Coat of arms of Portugal low centre.
Reverse: Afonso de Albuquerque and ships in full sail - Portuguese India Armada "India Run".
Banco Nacional Ultramarino, signed by Francisco Jose Vieira Machado as Governor and Antonio Julio de Castro Fernandes as Administrator.
Manufactured by Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd London, England.

Portuguese India banknotes
02.01.1959 "Afonso de Albuquerque / Portuguese Indian escudo" Issue

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The Portuguese India armadas (armadas da ├Źndia) were the fleets of ships, organized by the Portuguese crown and dispatched on an annual basis from Portugal to India, principally Goa. These armadas undertook what was called the Carreira da ├Źndia ("India Run"), following the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope opened up by Vasco da Gama in 1497–1499.