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  • Date:

    1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bayer, Herbert, born 1900 - died 1985 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box G

Physical description

Banknote, colour lithographic print on paper


1923 (made)


Bayer, Herbert, born 1900 - died 1985 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper


Height: 7 cm, Width: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Emergency banknote for the Thüringische Staatsbank, 1923. Designed by Herbert Bayer.
5,000,000 Mark note printed in purple.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1969

Labels and date

These are emergency banknotes for the Thüringische Staatsbank, designed to allow space for the rapidly inflating mark to be inserted as the figure increased. Compared with the other banknotes Bayer's stood out for their use of 'Venus Grotesk', a sans-serif typeface, and geometric decoration. [circa 2000-2019]


Ink; Paper


Colour lithography


Currency; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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