Romania - 500 Lei - 2009 - P123b
SCWPM.#123b - TBB.#B285b
Date: 2005 (2009)
Signature: Isarescu + Nitu
Colour: Blue, violet, green, orange, and yellow.
Front: Romanian text; coat of arms; quill as registration device; inkwell, quill, lime leaves and ﬂowers (Tilia platyphyllos); hourglass in OVI; BNR monogram; Mihai Eminescu.
Back: Romanian text; BNR monogram; page from Timpul newspaper; Iaşi Unversity Library in Iasi; quill; BNR monogram.
Simulated solid security thread.
Watermark: Mihai Eminescu; BNR monogram.
Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruckerei).
Size: 153 x 82 mm.
Material: Polymer (Guardian)
Mihai Eminescu (1850 to 1889) is regarded as the national poet and features on the front of this totally new grey 500L. Eminescu lived a short and troubled life suffering from severe paralysis in his last few years and although he was prolific during this period many of these works were not published until after his death. Nature, love and philosophy were frequent themes running through his poems. A library at Iasi (in the north east of the country) against the backdrop of a lime tree is on the back of this note. “Timpul”, a newspaper founded by Eminescu and which published many of his works also features. An ink stand a quill pen is also shown on the front near the see through panel which in this case takes the form of an hour glass.
Nicolae Iorga, the Romanian historian, considers Eminescu the godfather of the modern Romanian language.He is unanimously celebrated as the greatest and most representative Romanian poet.
Mihai as a young man.
Last picture of Mihai Eminescu.
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