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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Architecture and Landmarks => Topic started by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:27:20 AM

Title: Castles and towers
Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:27:20 AM
The castle of Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, was little known until it appeared as a location in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", which was based on a children's book written by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2752.0;attach=18197;image)
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:27:57 AM
Jersey, 50 pence.  The Gatehouse at Grosnez Castle.

The castle was built around 1330 and was probably demolished around the time of the French occupation of Jersey (1461–1468). The gatehouse is now the only substantial remnant of the castle.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:29:00 AM
Gibraltar, 10 pence.  The Moorish Castle, with the Mediaeval Tower of Homage.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:29:58 AM
Gibraltar, 1 quart, 1842.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:30:39 AM
Gibraltar, crown, 1967.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:31:38 AM
Gibraltar.  This pound coin bears Gibraltar's coat of arms and its official motto, "Montis insignia calpe", meaning "Insignia of the Mountain of Calpe", that is, the Rock of Gibraltar.

In 1989 Gibraltar issued a circulating commemorative pound coin, honouring the 150th anniversary of the first Gibraltar coin.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:36:03 AM
Albania, 10 Leke, 2009.  The fortress of Berati.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:38:40 AM
Slovakia, 1939, 10 halierov.  Castle of Pressburg (Bratislava).

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42241.0;attach=81599;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:39:39 AM
Slovakia, 1940, 20 halierov.  Bishop's Castle. 

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42241.0;attach=81604;image)



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=42241.0;attach=81605;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:40:49 AM
Slovakia, 50 halierov.  Devín Castle.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=40843.0;attach=77977;image)



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=40843.0;attach=77979;image)
Title: Re: Castles and towers
Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:46:37 AM
Jersey, 1 penny.  The watch tower at Le Hocq. From Wikipedia:

Le Hocq is a Jèrriais name, and means 'the headland' or 'the cape' in English. It is in fact the area surrounding a small headland. On this headland rests a Jersey Round Tower, built as a fortification against the French in the 17th/18th century (full details can be found on the informative signpost just in front of the tower). This tower is uninhabited, apart from some birds who tend to flock in and around it.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:47:16 AM
Jersey, 5 pence.  Seymour Tower.

Seymour Tower sits two miles offshore on one of the largest inter-tidal reefs in the world. Built as part of Jersey’s costal defences, this square tower dates from the 18th century.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:50:32 AM
Isle of Man, 2 pence, 2004.

The Albert Tower was built to commemorate the royal visit of Prince Albert on 20 September, 1847. Prince Albert climbed to the top of the hill where he viewed the surrounding town of Ramsey and the northern plain. The hill was renamed Albert Mount and a year later the tower's foundation was laid. The tower is made of granite and rises 45 feet (14 m) high, and stands as a landmark not only for the town of Ramsey, but also for the Isle of Man.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 12:57:55 AM
Isle of Man, 50 pence.  Milner's Tower.

Wikipedia: Bradda Head is a rugged headland in the south-west of the Isle of Man, rising to a height of 382 feet (116 m). It shelters Port Erin Bay from the north. A clifftop walk, the Coronation Footpath, leads up to Milner's Tower. This was built in 1871 as a view tower in memory of William Milner, of the then-famous Milner's Safe Co. Ltd., maker of fire-resistant safes and a local philanthropist. His tower is built in the shape of a key and lock. The Mourne Mountains of Ireland can sometimes be seen from the summit.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 01:01:49 AM
Isle of Man, two pound coin, 2007.   The Round Tower of Peel Castle.

Wikipedia: Peel Castle is a castle in Peel, Isle of Man originally constructed by Vikings. The castle stands on St Patrick's Isle which is connected to the town by causeway. It is now owned by Manx National Heritage and is open to visitors during the summer. The castle was built in the 11th century by the Vikings, under the rule of King Magnus Barelegs. While there were older stone Celtic monastic buildings on the island, the first Viking fortifications were built of wood. The prominent round tower was originally part of the Celtic monastery, but has had battlements added at a later date. After the rule of the Vikings, the castle continued to be used by the church due to the cathedral built there but was eventually abandoned in the 18th century. The castle remained fortified and new defensive positions were added as late as 1860. The buildings within the castle are now mostly ruined, but the outer walls remain intact.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 01:05:45 AM
Albania, 50 leke, 1969.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 01:13:09 AM
Malta, 4 Lira, 1975.  St. Agatha's Tower at Gammieh.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 01:24:02 AM
Cuba, 10 centavos, 1994.  The Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Army), a 16th century fortress located in Havana.
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Post by: <k> on February 10, 2012, 01:32:08 AM
Estonia, 2 crowns, 1930.  Toompea Castle in Tallinn.
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Post by: chrisild on February 10, 2012, 01:58:12 PM
The castle of Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, was little known until it appeared as a location in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Little known in the Anglo-Saxon world maybe. ;D  Here is a series of Danish coins with towers; they actually did a theme series between 2003 and 2007: Ten coins with towers. Attached is an image that shows them all. For details in English look here: http://www.royalmint.dk/dkm/UK/Themes.nsf/side/Tower_coins_!OpenDocument
 (http://web.archive.org/web/20121010075921/https://www.royalmint.dk/DKM/UK/Themes.nsf/side/Tower_coins_!OpenDocument)

Christian
Title: Re: Castles and towers
Post by: andyg on February 10, 2012, 08:02:10 PM
Little known in the Anglo-Saxon world maybe. ;D 

I've done the tour of Neuschwanstein - but never knew it was in that film.  Maybe I'm a traitor or something :)
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Post by: chrisild on February 12, 2012, 12:30:24 PM
Or you saw the castle on a "coin" "from" Palau and decided to visit the place. Neuschwanstein, that is. 8)

Christian
Title: Castles and towers
Post by: Bimat on February 12, 2012, 04:37:09 PM
Japan 500 Yen (2011): Kumamoto Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumamoto_Castle).

(http://web.archive.org/web/20130106081645/http://www.mint.go.jp/eng/coin/international/prefecture/img/kumamoto_b.gif)

Aditya
Title: Re: Castles and towers
Post by: Figleaf on February 13, 2012, 12:26:42 AM
Bimetallic coins are very hard to scan. Here's what the original looks like.

Peter

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Kumamoto_Castle_05n3200.jpg)

Title: Castles and towers
Post by: Bimat on June 08, 2013, 04:55:07 PM
Luxembourg €5 (2013): Beaufort Castle.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21914.0;attach=35563;image)

Aditya
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Post by: <k> on July 31, 2013, 11:28:24 PM
Uruguay, 1981, 20 centesimos.  Montevideo fort.
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 08:30:04 PM
France 20 francs 1993 Tour de Constance (Tour de Constance) - a medieval tower in the French city of Aigues-Mortes Gard department on the Mediterranean coast.
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 08:38:08 PM
Germany 5 mark 1971 Castle Meissen
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 08:45:37 PM
Morocco 10 Dirhams 2011 The walled city Kelaat Mguna.
His name to the word al-Qal, in Arabic meaning 'fortress'.
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 08:54:14 PM
Portugal 200 escudos 1994 Belém Tower "Tower of Belém"
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 09:00:14 PM
Germany 2 euro 2007 Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 09:08:03 PM
20 Francs 1993 Mont-Saint-Michel
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Post by: Miner on August 06, 2013, 09:12:24 PM
Luxembourg 2 euro 2008 Castle Berg
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Post by: <k> on December 09, 2013, 12:50:52 AM
Oman, 1/12 anna, 1894.  Fort of Muscat.
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Post by: <k> on December 09, 2013, 12:51:22 AM
Oman, ¼ anna, 1894.  Fort of Muscat.
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Post by: <k> on January 13, 2014, 11:26:24 PM
Azerbaijan, 5 qapik, 2006.  Maiden Tower, Baku.
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Post by: <k> on March 26, 2014, 04:15:50 PM
Turks and Caicos Islands, 5 crowns, 1992.  Windsor Castle.  40th anniversary of the Queen's reign.
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Post by: Destrans on September 05, 2014, 11:18:38 AM
Sintra
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/5sintra.jpg)


Guimarães
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/gui~0.jpg)


500 Escudos - Replica of the gold "Meio Escudo" of D. Afonso V
(http://web.archive.org/web/20150410120431/http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3999/46505448oz9.jpg)


Ceitil D. Afonso V
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/A5/1.3.3%20-%20h)%20Variante.JPG)
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/A5/9.2.17%20-%20b).JPG)


Ceitil D. João II
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/J2/4.2.4%20-%20d)%20Variante.JPG)~


Ceitil D. Manuel
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/M1/3.1.18A%20-%20a)%20Variante.JPG)


Ceitil D. João III
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/J3/2.1.5.JPG)

Ceitil D. Sebastião
(http://ceitis4.no.sapo.pt/Matos/S1/3.1.4%20-%20a)%20Variante.JPG)

Title: Re: Castles and towers
Post by: Figleaf on September 05, 2014, 11:31:05 AM
I have a great liking for those humble ceitils. They are economic workhorses, the wealth of the masses, just trying to survive. The perfect souvenir of a voyage to Portugal. Your little survey with these nicely preserved specimen made my day.

Peter
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:13:53 PM
The Senate Palace of the Moscow Kremlin

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:21:58 PM
the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:25:20 PM
The Pavlovsky Palace and Park Ensemble, Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:27:46 PM
Bicentenary of the Rostral Columns, Saint Petersburg

do they count as towers?

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:31:49 PM
The Astrakhan Kremlin (XVIth-XVIIth centuries)

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:35:08 PM
The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:38:08 PM
The Kremlin of Pskov ( Xth - XIXth centuries)

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:41:03 PM
The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (XVIth century)

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:43:09 PM
Kuskovo Country Estate, Moscow

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:46:56 PM
Tobolsk Kremlin

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:48:39 PM
Kazan Kremlin

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:50:13 PM
The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:52:06 PM
Smolensk Kremlin, 11th-18th Centuries

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:54:21 PM
the Kremlin in Ryazan

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 02:56:49 PM
The Bell-Tower "Ivan the Great"

http://www.cbr.ru/Eng/bank-notes_coins/Default.aspx?Prtid=coins_base

Ole
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Post by: Figleaf on February 05, 2015, 10:42:20 PM
From the description on the site you linked to:

Quote
The inscription along the rim: "КОЛОКОЛЬНЯ ИВАНА ВЕЛИКОГО И ЗВОННИЦА." (THE BELL-TOWER "IVAN THE GREAT" AND THE BELLY)

Gained in translation. :)

Peter
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Post by: Globetrotter on February 05, 2015, 11:04:10 PM
Thanks Peter,

unfortnately I don't speak Russian at all, Yes and No not counting!

Ole
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Post by: Bimat on June 19, 2015, 12:18:43 PM
Latvia €5 (2015): Riga Castle.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32253.0;attach=54979;image)

Aditya
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Post by: Miner on June 19, 2015, 08:45:59 PM
Malta 2 euro 2015 100th anniversary of the first air flight from Malta

February 13, 1915 from the Grand Harbour - the largest harbor in Malta - was made the first official air flight. In the south-eastern shore of the great harbor is heavily fortified back in the days of chivalry fortress city of Senglea. At the end of the city on the sea wall of the fortress located watch tower Vedette, is a small hexagonal tower with a dome-roof, the walls of which are reliefs symbolizing the Marine Patrol - ear, eye and bird.

In the background, the coin - the image of a fragment of the fortress wall of the city with Senglea watchtower Vedette.

(http://savepic.org/7362944.jpg)

(http://savepic.org/7393931.jpg)

(http://savepic.org/7373451.jpg)
Title: Castles and towers
Post by: Bimat on June 23, 2015, 02:56:29 PM
Luxembourg €5 (2015): Castle of Brandenbourg

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32293.0;attach=55057;image)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Brandenbourg.jpg/800px-Brandenbourg.jpg)

Aditya
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Post by: <k> on October 13, 2015, 01:46:43 PM
Luxembourg, 250 francs, 1963.
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Post by: <k> on October 13, 2015, 01:49:02 PM
Yemen People's Democratic Republic, 5 dinars, 1977.  Sira Fortress.
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Post by: <k> on October 13, 2015, 01:51:09 PM
Yemen People's Democratic Republic, 10 fils, 1981.  Sira Fortress.
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Post by: <k> on October 13, 2015, 01:53:06 PM
Yemen People's Democratic Republic, 100 fils, 1981.  Sira Fortress.
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Post by: <k> on October 13, 2015, 01:54:32 PM
Yemen People's Democratic Republic, 250 fils, 1981.  Sira Fortress.
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Post by: <k> on October 31, 2015, 01:54:25 PM
Jersey, 25 pence, 1977.  Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey.
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Post by: <k> on October 31, 2015, 01:55:24 PM
Guernsey, 25 pence, 1977.  Queen's Silver Jubilee.   Castle Cornet.
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Post by: Pabitra on October 31, 2015, 04:24:07 PM
Monaco 2 Euro being issued on 2nd November
Title: Castles and towers
Post by: Bimat on March 09, 2016, 06:57:11 AM
Luxembourg €5 (2016): Castle of Clervaux (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clervaux_Castle).

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34614.0;attach=60590;image)

Aditya
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Post by: <k> on May 29, 2016, 01:24:34 PM
Isle of Man, 5 pence, 1975.  The Tower of Refuge.
Title: Castles and towers
Post by: Bimat on December 24, 2016, 05:09:11 PM
Luxembourg €5 (2017): Castle of Useldange.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=37533.0;attach=67264;image)

Aditya
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Post by: <k> on July 02, 2017, 10:56:51 AM
Syria, 2 pounds, 1996, depicting the Roman amphitheatre at Bosra.

In 2003 an updated version of the coin was issued. The new version includes a latent image. It is also now beaded and the inner design is slightly smaller than before.

From Wikipedia:

The Citadel of Aleppo is a large medieval fortified palace in the centre of the old city of Aleppo, northern Syria. It is considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world. Usage of the Citadel hill dates back at least to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Subsequently occupied by many civilizations including the Greeks, Byzantines, Ayyubids and Mamluks, the majority of the construction as it stands today is thought to originate from the Ayyubid period. An extensive conservation work has taken place in the 2000s by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with Aleppo Archeological Society. Dominating the city, the Citadel is part of the Ancient City of Aleppo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.
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Post by: <k> on February 18, 2018, 09:12:10 PM
Belize, $5, 1995 and $1, 1997.  QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER - SUMMER IN BALMORAL CASTLE - 1945.
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Post by: <k> on May 03, 2018, 09:31:06 PM
Guernsey, 1 pound, 1997.  Tower of London.
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Post by: <k> on May 03, 2018, 09:32:31 PM
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Castle Cornet.
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Post by: <k> on May 03, 2018, 09:44:19 PM
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Caernafon Castle, Wales.
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Post by: <k> on May 03, 2018, 09:45:15 PM
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Leeds Castle, Kent, England.
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Post by: <k> on August 18, 2018, 01:01:54 PM
Cuba, 40 centavos, 1952.  Fortress of El Morro, Cuba.

Reverse design: ruins of the sugar mill at Demajagua.
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Post by: <k> on August 28, 2018, 05:36:39 PM
Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1969.  125th anniversary of independence.

Puerta del Conde (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerta_del_Conde).

La Puerta del Conde (The Count's Gate) is the site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the Dominican Founding Fathers, proclaimed Dominican independence and raised the first Dominican Flag, on February 27, 1844.

The gate is part of a structure called El Baluarte del Conde (The Count's Bulwark), a fort in Ciudad Colonial, the colonial area of Santo Domingo. The fort was part of a larger system of fortifications that ran along a defensive wall which surrounded Ciudad Colonial. The Altar of the Fatherland and Independence Park are located there.
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Post by: <k> on October 27, 2018, 02:54:06 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43868.0;attach=85961;image)

Italy, 500 lire, 1984.

The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply Quirinale) a historic building in Rome that is one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic.
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Post by: <k> on February 18, 2019, 02:48:51 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=87809;image)

MONIMAN TWA LEZEL –BICENTENNIAL MONUMENT

A grand white geometrical sculpture, with three pairs of extending wings that are exquisitely curved upwards, this symbolic monument was inaugurated on the 4th June 1979 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the town of Victoria since it was founded in 1778 by Charles Routier de Romainville. The monument was designed and created by Italian artist Lorenzo Appiani.

Locals call it the Moniman Twa Lezel (three-Wing monument) for its unusual resemblance to the Seychelles’ tropical white tailed bird, the Payanke. The monument symbolizes the triadic origins of the Seychellois people, namely the three continents – Africa, Asia Europe.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=87810;image)

THE VICTORIA CLOCK TOWER

The Clock tower was officially erected and inaugurated on the 1st April 1903. It was originally black but was painted silver in 1935 to commemorate and celebrate King George V’s Jubilee.

It still stands today as a symbolic monument to Queen Victoria and the link Seychelles has with the United Kingdom: the Seychelles’ very own little Big Ben.

See: The Monuments of Victoria (http://www.pfsr.org/monuments/the-monuments-of-victoria).



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=87808;image)

Seychelles, 1000 rupees, gold.  10th anniversary of independence. 

A silver 100 rupees was issued with the same design, which was created and modelled by Robert Elderton.