|Mauritius banknotes 25 rupees Queen Elizabeth portrait banknote|
|Mauritius money currency 25 Mauritian rupees|
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Obverse: Portrait of young Queen Elizabeth II in the robes of the Sovereign of the Order of the Garter. This portrait of the Queen is adapted from a painting by Pietro Annigoni. The portrait was privately commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers in 1954, but not completed until 1955. The painting is now displayed in Fishmongers' Hall, London. The full length portrait features Her Majesty wearing the regalia of the Order of the Garter, standing regally with a distant but lonely aspect. The portrait is regarded by many as one of the finest portrayals of the young Queen. This is the De La Rue version of the portrait. In this version, the darker shading on the side of The Queen's face below her temple has a distinct edge, highlighting her cheekbone. In addition, the braid on her cloak is drawn more simply and regularly. The value of 25 Rupees written in English, Tamil and Hindi.
Reverse: Ox cart.