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Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:38:40 PM »
Though we associate the Arab lands with desert, their small boats, sloops and dhows have traditionally been important to them for negotiating their waterways.





Lebanon, 50 pounds, 2006.  Lateen rigged sloop.  This coin was a one-year issue only, as inflation made the denomination worthless.


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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 04:39:14 PM »
Muscat and Oman, 5 baiza, 1962.  Dhow.
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 04:39:53 PM »


Kuwait, 10 fils, 1990.  Dhow.

 
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 04:40:45 PM »


United Arab Emirates, 10 fils, 1973.  Dhow.

 
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 04:41:26 PM »


People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, 50 fils, 1984.

 
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 04:43:16 PM »


Bahrain, 50 fils, 1992.





Qatar, 50 dirhams, 1998.  Dhow.



Qatar, new common reverse, 2006.
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 04:45:55 PM »
Notice the palm trees on the Qatari coin above, which brings us to the next subject. Nutrionally important for their dates and coconuts, palm trees appear on several Arab coins.





The reverse of an Omani 10 baiza coin of 1975. It was issued as part of the FAO programme and features palm trees and fish. The inscription reads: "Work on the development of food resources  The Sultanate of Oman".

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 04:56:33 PM »
Bahrain, 10 fils, 2009.  Palm tree.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 04:59:57 PM »


Iraq, 10 fils, 1981.  Palm trees.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 05:06:43 PM »
United Arab Emirates, 1 fils, 1973.  Palm tree.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 05:12:53 PM »
Saudi Arabia, 100 halala, 1977.  Palm tree and swords.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 05:19:37 PM »
And the Saudi swords bring us to the Omani swords.

Omani, 100 baiza, 1984.
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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 05:24:21 PM »
Yemen, Democratic Republic, 5 fils, 1971.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 05:30:10 PM »
The aptly named arabesque used to be a common sight on Arab coins, but it is not so frequently seen nowadays.





Jordan, dinar, 1980.  Arabesque.

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Re: Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 05:31:34 PM »
The Syrian 5 piastres coin of 1948 features an attractive arabesque.
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