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Commercial Bank of Scotland, design for £20 note

  • Commercial Bank of Scotland, detail of design for £20 note: Queen Victoria

    Commercial Bank of Scotland, detail of design for £20 note: Queen Victoria

 

Height: 134.000 mm
Width: 216.000 mm

CM 1982-9-25-4

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    Commercial Bank of Scotland, design for £20 note

    AD 1850-56

    In the nineteenth century, Scottish notes were more likely than English to carry images of reigning monarchs. This design for the Commercial Bank of Scotland features elegant portraits of the young Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901) and her consort, Prince Albert. The rich allegorical scene at the top is from the pediment of the Bank's head office in Edinburgh, shown at the bottom of the note.

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