Mahout on elephant in oval panel on either side.
UNION BANK above and CALCUTTA below. Denomination in numerals on four corners in Devanagari, English, Arabic and Bangla. UNION BANK written in Devanagari, Persian, Bangla and UNION BANK CALCUTTA in English in the upper panel on either side. FIVE and denomination in words in Devanagari, Persian, Bangla in lower panel on either side. Manuscript serial number on top left and bottom right and manuscript date with printed year 18xx on top right and bottom left within central promise text panel and printed denomination in numerals in English, Devanagari, Bangla and Arabic in central promise text panel. Manuscript signature of Cashier FOR the Trustees of the Union Bank and Entd. manuscript signature. Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Petch, London using patent hardened steel plate.
- On demand precedes Promise text.
- The Arabic numeral on top panel is written as a ‘Arabic Siyaq’ number. The numeral system was prevalent in south Asia as ‘Raqm’ - derived from Arabic ‘Siyaq’. This originated from the practice of writing numbers in words in Arabic. These were later shortened as abbreviations and thus represent the numerals as distinct monograms.
- The denomination in words is described as COMPANY’S RUPEES.
|1A.6.1.1||5 Company Rupees||Also as Specimen proof on card|