Bundert 100 mark 1920
The Weimar Republic in Germany lasted for a relatively short time – from 1919 to 1933, its place in history-between the Kaiser's Germany and the coming to power of Adolf Hitler.
In contrast to the pre-war 'gold stamp', the paper money of the Weimar Republic is usually called 'papier mark' – a paper stamp-with the hint that there can be no question of any gold content in this case.
The 100-stamp bill, issued in 1920, is decorated with a double symmetrical image of the head of the Bamberg Horseman, a legendary sculpture from the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George in Bamberg, Bavaria.
The sculpture is famous not only for its antiquity and beauty – a knight sitting on a horse, crowned with a crown, was erected before the lighting of the cathedral in 1237 in honor of the monarch, about whose identity historians are still guessing.
The role of the knight-king's nominate and killed in Bamberg Germany king Philip of Swabia, and the first king of Hungary, Stephen I Saint who introduced Christianity and the Roman Emperor Constantine I the Great, the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire.