Angola 5 Angolares banknote 1926

Angola banknotes 5 Angolares note 1926 Paulo Dias de Novais
Angola 5 Angolares banknote 1926 Elephant
Angola 5 Angolares banknote 1926 Republica Portuguesa

Obverse: Portrait of Paulo Dias de Novais at lower left, valley and river at right, Portuguese Coat of Arms at lower centre.
Reverse: Elephant at centre, value in ornate guilloches at upper right.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd, London England.

Angola banknotes - Angola paper money
Província de Angola - Junta da Moeda
Province of Angola - Currency board
14 August 1926 "Angolar" Issue

1 Angolar     2 1/2 Angolares     5 Angolares     10 Angolares

Paulo Dias de Novais (c. 1510 – 1589), a fidalgo of the Royal Household, was a Portuguese colonizer of Africa in the 16th century and the first Captain-Governor of Portuguese Angola. He was the grandson of the explorer Bartolomeu Dias.
Novais arrived in what is now Angola on 11 February 1575. Attracted by the prospect of the famous silver mines of Cambambe, he founded the settlement of São Paulo de Luanda, near the island of Luanda.

Fidalgo, from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo - sometimes translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)" - is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility. A fidalgo is comparable in some ways to the French gentilhomme (the word also implies nobility by birth or by charge) and to the Italian nobile. The title was abolished after the overthrow of the Monarchy in 1910.