Common motifs on the Arab coins of West Asia

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QatarandDubai10D1966-o.jpg

Qatar and Dubai, 10 dirhams, 1966.



Qatar 1973 obverses-.jpg

Qatar obverses 1973.



Qatar 2006 obverses.jpg

Qatar obverses 2006.



Qatar 2016 obverses.jpg

Qatar obverses 2016.



Bahrain 1965 set.jpg

Bahrain obverses 1965.



United Arab Emirates obverses-.jpg

United Arab Emirates obverses.



Kuwait obverses.jpg

Kuwait obverses.


Here we see how the obverses of some of the coinages compare with one another.
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<k>

When comparing Arab coins, look at the following:

1] The country name. Is it shown in Arabic, in English, or both?

2] The year. Is the CE year shown, in addition to the AH year?

3] Numerals:

a) Is the AH year shown in Arabic script, in European numerals, or both?

b) Is the CE year (if given) shown in Arabic script, in European numerals, or both?

c) Are the denominational numerals shown in Arabic script, in European numerals, or both?

d) Is the denominational unit (fils, dirham, etc.) shown in Arabic script, in the Latin alphabet, or both?


The first page of the following topic looks at some of those issues with regard to the coins of modern Arab countries:

Modern states whose coins lack a European alphabet country name.
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<k>

Here is another subject worth looking at, with regard to Arab coins:

Single heraldic birds on state arms

Usually the birds, where present, are eagles, and they look rather different from the heraldic eagles of other parts of the world.
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