ITALIAN SOMALILAND Paper Money INDEX,
1893-1951 Issues

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King:
UMBERTO I 
Bio
9.1.1878 - 29.7.1900


King: Vittorio
EMANUELE III
29.7.1900 - 9.5.1946



President:
Luigi
EINAUDI
11.5.1948 - 11.5.1955

 

الصومال الإيطالي
DHULKA TALYAANIGA EE SOOMAALIYA
Somalia Italiana - Italian Somaliland

History: 3.8.1899 Benadir Coast ITA Protectorate; 7.1910 ISM ITA Crown Colony; IEA 1936-42; EAF 1942-50; UN 1950-60; SR1960; SDR 1969 > SR 1991; SOM 2012
The first banknotes attributable to Italian Somaliland were issued in 1893
Currency History:
ISM currency 1893; ITA 1925; IEA 1936; EAF 1942-50; ? 1949-60; 1962 > SOM
  PAGE CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

QUASI-GOVERNMENT ISSUES

Filonardi Issues 1 P.1 5 Rupias 1893 Vincenzo Filonardi & Co. 

GOVERNMENT ISSUES

Banca D'Italia 1920 Issues 2 P.2 - P.4 1 - 10 Rupias 1920-21 Banca D'Italia

ITALIAN, BRITISH SOMALILAND ISSUE?

British Military Issues 1940's 3 SB.1271 - SB.1274 5 Shillings ND(WWII ?) East Africa Command

GOVERNMENT ISSUES

1950 Issues 4 P.11 - P.12 1 - 5 Somali 1950 Cassa per la Circolazione Monetaria della Somalia
1950/51 Issues 5 P.13 - P.16 1 - 100 Somali 1950-51 Cassa per la Circolazione Monetaria della Somalia

BACKGROUNDER

Italian Somaliland was an Italian colony in East Africa with its capital at Mogadishu. Captain Vicenzo Filonardi was an active trader in the area and had gained esteem with the Sultan of Zanzibar. He obtained a commercial agreement from the Sultan in 1885 and was appointed the first Governor of Italian Somaliland by Italian Prime Minister,  Giovanni Giolitti. The Italian government funded the V. Filonardi Company to establish commercial development and influence in the region.  Italian Somaliland was established in 1889, when Italy established agreement with the Sultan of Zanzibar to place his territory under Italian protection. Filonardi was in office from 3.8.1889 until 15.5.1893 as Governor and was a Commissioner from 1896 until 1897.

The British Somaliland was established in the north in 1884 and a protectorate was formed in 1887.

Italian Somaliland became part of Italian East Africa on 1.6.1936 when it merged with the Ethiopian region of Ogaden and was named a province of Somalia.

On 18.8.1940 Italy occupied British Somaliland. In February 1941 Britain occupied Italian Somaliland and administered it until 1.4.1950 when it became a UN Trust Territory. 

Somalia was formed by a joining of the two former colonial territories of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland. The union of British and Italian Somaliland took place on 1.7.1960, when the Somali Republic was proclaimed.


SPECIALIZED CATALOG
WWII Remembered SB Numbers

World War II Remembered: History in Your Hands,
a Numismatic Study

C.Frederick Schwan, Joseph E. Boling
BNR Press, ISBN 0-931960-40-1 1995

ITALIAN SOMILALAND LINKS

Wikipedia

History of Somalia

 

History, Colonial Treaties

world statesmen

World Statesmen-India

CIA-World Fact Book-Somalia
CATALOG REFERENCES
N. Numismondo (Online)
SI Soldi D'Italia un secolo di cartamoneta,
Guido Crapanzano, 1995
SB World War II Remembered, Schwan, Boling, 1st Ed.
P. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money