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Re: Castles and towers
« Reply #75 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.

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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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Re: Castles and towers
« Reply #76 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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Re: Castles and towers
« Reply #77 on: May 03, 2018, 09:31:06 PM »
Guernsey, 1 pound, 1997.  Tower of London.

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« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2018, 09:32:31 PM »
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Castle Cornet.

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« Reply #79 on: May 03, 2018, 09:44:19 PM »
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Caernafon Castle, Wales.

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« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2018, 09:45:15 PM »
Guernsey, 5 pounds, 1997.  Leeds Castle, Kent, England.

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« Reply #81 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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« Reply #82 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 #83 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.