This is a forgery from WW2. These notes (all with the same serial number) were dropped by German aircraft over North Africa. The Arabic writing foretells the demise of the British Empire, the worthlessness of their finances and the certain German victory. These notes are now very hard to find and at auctions they are selling at high prices. This is a good example as most are very torn and soiled. There is a tear on the top central vertical fold of around 10m, but this is not uncommon in these notes. Good offer.