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[5 Italian Lire]

Description:

Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): Italy
Creation Date: 1943
Partner(s):
Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
Collection(s):
World War Two Collection
World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 102
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 1
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1943
Coverage:
Place
Italy
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1943~  
Description:

Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."

Physical Description:

1 bank note : paper, col. ; 7 x 8 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Allied Military Currency | Italian bills
Partner:
Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Collection:
World War II Collection of Arlington, Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: WWII255
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth348995
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
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