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Re: Castles and towers
« Reply #75 on: May 03, 2018, 09:45:15 PM »
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Leeds Castle, Kent, England.
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« Reply #76 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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Re: Castles and towers
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2018, 05:36:39 PM »
Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1969.  125th anniversary of independence.

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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« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2018, 02:54:06 PM »


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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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »


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.






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.





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.
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« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2019, 12:17:58 AM »
Italy, 1 cent.  Castel del Monte.
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« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2020, 10:53:13 PM »


Russia, 10 rubles, 2014.  'Reunification of Crimea.'

Russian propaganda coin.



The design shows the Swallow's Nest.

From Wikipedia:

The Swallow's Nest is a decorative castle located at Gaspra, a small spa town between Yalta and Alupka, in the Crimean Peninsula. It was built between 1911 and 1912, on top of the 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff, in a Neo-Gothic design by the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood for the Baltic German businessman Baron von Steingel.

The castle overlooks the Cape of Ai-Todor on the Black Sea coast and is located near the remains of the Roman castrum of Charax. The Swallow's Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea, having become the symbol of Crimea's southern coastline.
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