Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the ?al Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
The lira was the currency of Malta from 1972 until 31 December 2007. The euro replaced the Maltese lira as the official currency of Malta on 1 January 2008. Today we are looking at a 2 Lira banknote issued in 1994. The note specifications are as follows:
The obverse: Emblem of the Central Bank of Malta; Figure of an allegorical woman holding a rudder symbolising Malta in control of its own destiny; Doves that symbolise peace; United Nations Emblem; Mosaic designs from the period of Roman presence in Malta.
The reverse: The Banka Guratali at Mdina and at Rabat, Gozo. This note has Allegorical head of Malta with castle on top as its watermark.
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