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Front: A decorated rectangular wide border with no text.
Within border on top Center, below arced legend
INCORPORATED BY ROYAL CHARTER
crowned British Royal Coat of
arms within belt with legend HONO SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
(French motto of the order of Garter translates to "Shame be to him
who thinks evil of it")
with couchant lion crowned facing arms on left and
couchant unicorn chained with garter looking back away from arms on right.
Below in scroll DIEU ET MON DROIT (The French motto of
the Monarch of the United Kingdom, translates to God and My Right.)
On either side alpha-numeric Denomination with unit below in decorate, with above රුපියල් Denomination in Sinhala on left and Denomination ரூபாய் in Thamil on right, with Serial No below. Centered below GALLE, CEYLON Date as Day Month Year.
Within shaded rectangle
THE ORIENTAL BANK CORPORATION Promises to pay bearer on demand at their Branch here, or at their Bank in Colombo DENOMINATION RUPEES , Value received
Below By Order of the Court of Directors above in one line
Entd _____ Accountt ______ Agent
In bottom left just inside border in small script Perkins, Bacon & Co, London. Patent Hardened Steel Plate..
Back: Spirographic design.
Watermark: ORIENTAL BANK in arc above CORPORATION in line below darker than paper
Text and Images from Spink Auction listings Rs 5 and Rs 10. Auction Images at about 67 dpi
Image of Rs 10 note from Kandy National Museum was published in in book History of Coins and Currency in Sri Lanka by G. P. S. H. de Silva published in 2001 by Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
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