Italy, 2000 Lire 1983


ID Number: SR19-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Italy, 2000 Lire 1983
Country or State: Italy
Year: 24 October 1983
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler: Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi (45th Prime Minister of Italy)
Reign: 4 August 1983 – 17 April 1987
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 2'000 Lire
Subject/Theme: Galileo Galilei
Obverse: Portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
Obverse Legend: Banca d'Italia. Lire Duemila pagabili a vista al portatore.
Obverse Designer: Lazzaro Lazzarini
Reverse: A depiction of the landscape of Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory.
Reverse Legend: La legge punisce fabbricatori e gli spacciatori di biglietti falsi.
Reverse Designer: Lazzaro Lazzarini
Dimensions (B x H): 133 x 65 mm
Krause Catalog Number: P103c
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State of Conservation: Good (G)

Uncirculated (Unc) € 15.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 2.50
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
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Poor (P) € -


Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science".

Galileo was the first modern scientists who made critical discoveries of how to think about moving bodies. He studied medicine at the University of Pisa but his real interests were always in mathematics and natural philosophy. In 1592, he was appointed as a professor of mathematics at the University of Padua. (The University of the Republic of Venice)