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10 Lei 2005, Romania

in Krause book Number: 119
Years of issue: 01.07.2005
Edition: --
Signatures: Guvernator: Prof. univ. Dr. Mugur Constantin Isarescu, Casier Central: Ionel Nitu
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 01.07.2005
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 133 х 72
Printer: Imprimeria Bancii Nationale a Romaniei, Bucuresti

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10 Lei 2005

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Plastic window: An artist’s palette and a brush.

Nicolae Grigorescu. Logo of the Bank of Romania.

Avers:

10 Lei 2005

Coat of arms of Romania is in top right corner.

coat

The coat of arms of Romania was adopted in the Romanian Parliament on 10 September 1992 as a representative coat of arms for Romania. It is based on the Lesser Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Romania (used between 1922 and 1947), redesigned by Victor Dima. As a central element it shows a golden aquila holding a cross in its beak and a mace and a sword in its claws. It also consists of the three colors: red, yellow, and blue, which represent the colors of the national flag.

Azure, an eagle displayed Or beaked and taloned Gules holding in its beak an Orthodox Cross Or, in its dexter talon a sword, and in its sinister talon a mace Argent. An inescutcheon Quarterly:

I, Azure, an eagle displayed Or beaked and taloned Gules holding in its beak an Orthodox Cross Or, between in dexter chief a bezant and in sinister chief an increscent Or (for Wallachia)

II, gules, a bull's head caboshed Argent, between in dexter base a rose and in sinister base a decrescent Argent; between the Bull's horns, a mullet Or (for Moldavia)

III, Gules, issuant from water Azure in base a bridge of two arches embattled from which is issuant a lion rampant Or brandishing a sabre proper (for Oltenia and Banat)

IV, Per fess Azure and Or, a bar Gules issuant therefrom an eagle displayed between in sinster chief a decrescent Argent and in dexter chief a bezant; in base seven castles Gules (for Transylvania)

Entree en point, Gules, two dolphins urinant respectant Or (for Dobrogea).

Centered is a seal of Romanian Bank.

Nicolae Grigorescu

The engraving on banknote is made after this image of Nicolae Grigorescu.

Nicolae Grigorescu (15 May 1838 - 21 July 1907), a painter. The greatest of the Romanian painters, an undisputed classic, a painter of mountain and hill regions, of the plain and the sea, of the earth-tillers, young and old, whom he regards with sympathy and portrays as proud, brave, dignified soldiers in battle and as diligent working people.

Althaea

Hollyhock flower. Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae. They are native to Asia and Europe.

An artist's palette and paintbrush are centered.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner. In words in lower right corner. In numeral and words are in lower left corner.

Revers:

10 Lei 2005

Logos of the Romanian bank are in lower left and top right corners.

Nicolae Grigorescu

"A country house in Oltenia" is on background. Nicolae Grigorescu's painting "Rodica", representing a country girl is at left side. This painting, like many others, exhibits the artist's sympathy for the common people.

A country house in Oltenia

Oltenia, also called Lesser Wallachia in antiquated versions, with the alternate Latin names Wallachia Minor, Wallachia Alutana, Wallachia Caesarea between 1718 and 1739) is a historical province and geographical region of Romania in western Wallachia. It is situated between the Danube, the Southern Carpathians and the Olt river.

Denomination in numeral is in top left corner. In words and in numeral are in lower right corner.

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