RARE Tibet 100 Srang 1937 – 1958, Tibet Very Used & Edge Damaged Banknote (Hand Made Paper)
Human-like male and female lions (kind of nude), holding a plate with fruits.
Dalai Lama’s small red circular seal is representing his power and Cha-Hsi Le-K’ung Mint black rectangular seal (inside the seal there are 2 columns of phags-pa symbols that read “srid zhi dpal bar” in Tibetan, which can translate to “let every banknote increase the good”).
The inscriptions on banknote: Tibetan government is victorious anywhere. (Tibetan) government and religion are one. The paper money value is One Hundred Srang.
Two holy men seated under a lime tree.
Two cranes, symbolizing longevity; two deers, symbolising prosperity, lie on the ground in front of the lames. The old holy man, with mountains in the background, is holding magic bottle, which symbolises fertilizing the Earth. Two flying bats, symbolizing felicity and fortune, are printed at the top left and right. A small dot, used as a security mark, is printed in blue just under the bat at the top right.
Paper, produced by Chin-Tung Paper Factory near Lhasa, containing root of poisonous weed in order to prevent the spoiling by insects and rats.
Printer: Cha-Hsi Motor Plant or or Cha-Hsi Le-K’ung Mint – The Lhasa Mint of the Tibetan Government, also known as Trabshi Lekhung.
Paints for banknote were imported from India.
This note was made by pasting together two sheets of paper, the rear one having a two-line security legend printed on it. When you hold the banknote up to a light source, you can see the security text that is printed at the center of the banknote between the two sheets of paper.