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100 Pesetas 1931, Spain

in Krause book Number: 83
Years of issue: 25.04.1931
Signatures: El Gobernador: Julio Carabias Salcedo, El Cajero: Bonifacio Burgos Delgado, El Interventor: Adolfo Castaño Orejón
Serie: 1931 Regular Issue
Specimen of: 1931
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 90
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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100 Pesetas 1931




The profile of the warrior in a helmet, as a symbol of the military victories of the "Great Captain" - Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova.


100 Pesetas 1931

Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta

The engraving on the banknote, in my opinion, was made from the bust of Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova, by the Spanish sculptor Ricardo Bellver in 1875. The bust is made of bronze, as a copy from the woodcarving of the XVI century by the Spanish sculptor Diego de Siloé (1495-1563), and a tribute to his victories in Italy, in the war against France. Today it is located in the historic center of Cordoba - Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Enríquez de Aguilar, 1st Duke of Santángelo (1 September 1453 – 2 December 1515) was a Spanish general and statesman who led successful military campaigns during the Conquest of Granada and the Italian Wars. His military victories and widespread popularity earned him the nickname "El Gran Capitán" ("The Great Captain"). He also negotiated the final surrender of Granada and later served as Viceroy of Naples. Fernández de Córdoba was a masterful military strategist and tactician. He was the first European to introduce the successful use of firearms on the battlefield and he reorganized his infantry to include pikes and firearms in effective defensive and offensive formations. The changes implemented by Fernández de Córdoba were instrumental in making the Spanish army the dominant force in Europe for more than two hundred years. For his extensive political and military success, he was made Duke of Santángelo (1497), Terranova (1502), Andría, Montalto and Sessa (1507).


100 Pesetas 1931


Painting by the Spanish artist Jose Casado del Alisal, 1866, "Two leaders" ("Dos Caudillos"). Today it is located in the Prado Museum, Madrid, at the address: MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, 28014, Madrid.

Painting dimensions:

Height: 256.0 cm.; Width: 382.0 cm.

Oil on canvas.

The canvas depicts Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba, nicknamed "The Great Captain", contemplating the corpse of Louis de Armagnac, Duke of Nemours, commander of the French army at the Battle of Cerignola and who died during the battle.