HomeSao Tome & Principe – 5000 Dobras – Year 2013 – Rei Amador

Sao Tome & Principe – 5000 Dobras – Year 2013 – Rei Amador

Sao Tome & Principe – 5000 Dobras Banknote – Year 2013 – Face and Back
sao tome e principe 5000 dobras 2013 banknote front featuring Rei Amador and papa figo bird
Sao Tome & Principe

Rei Amador, an inspiring symbol of freedom and self-determination, is named and featured on our 2013 banknote.  In 1595 Rei Amador led the slave rebellion, known as the Maafa Revolt, on San Tome against the Portuguese.  On July 9, 1595, boldly, in the face of the Portuguese invaders, he raised a flag and proclaimed himself as king of Sao Tome and Principe.  Half of the enslaved population rallied to him and fought against the Portuguese, but the superior weaponry of the Portuguese overmastered the rebellion.  Rei Amador is considered the forerunner of all of the African Abolitionists; the predecessor of Toussaint Louverture of Haiti, Nzumbi of Brazil, Samory Toure of Guinea and Francois Makandal of Saint-Domingue.

The beautiful papa figo bird adorns the same side of our banknote.

sao tome e principe 5000 dobras 2013 banknote back
Sao Tome & Principe 5000 banknote
closeup detail of coat of arms on sao tome e principe 5000 dobras banknote  2013 front (3)

The national coat of arms is represented on the front of our banknote.

The central shield is upheld by a falcon on the left and a parrot on the right.

A star rests above the shield.

The banner below the shield displays the motto of the nation: Unity, Discipline, Work.