1961 Italian Republic Lire 5,000 Maritime Republics 23-03-1961 In the centre two seated queens holding the command cane and resting on the coats of arms of the two Maritime Republics of Venice and Genoa. On the reverse, profile of Italy with her hair adorned with laurel leaves. Watermark in the left oval Dante Alighieri and in the right oval the head of Italy both with laurel wreathed head. Medusa mark and BI monogram. Banknote in SPL quality. Reference BI 793. Alfa catalogue, Euro 700.00.