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  • 50 Baisa 1999-2008, KM# 153, Oman, Qaboos bin Said
  • 50 Baisa 1999-2008, KM# 153, Oman, Qaboos bin Said
Description

Qaboos bin Said Al Said (1940–2020) was the Sultan of Oman from 23 July 1970 until his death. A fifteenth-generation descendant of the founder of the House of Al Said, he was the longest-serving leader in the Middle East and Arab world at the time of his death.

Obverse

National Emblem of Oman, surrounded by the inscription "Qaboos bin Said Sultan of Oman".

The national emblem of Oman is an insignia consisting of a khanjar inside its sheath that is superimposed upon two crossed swords. Adopted in the 18th century as the badge of the Omani royal family, it subsequently became the national emblem of the Sultanate of Oman. The emblem is featured at the canton on the Flag of Oman.

A khanjar (Arabic: خنجر‎‎, Persian: خنجر‎‎, Turkish: Hançer) is a traditional dagger originating from Oman. Worn by men for ceremonial occasions, it is a short curved sword shaped like the letter "J" and resembles a hook. It can be made from a variety of different materials, depending on the quality of its craftsmanship. It is a popular souvenir among tourists and is sold in souqs throughout the region. A national symbol of the sultanate, the khanjar is featured on the country's national emblem and on the Omani rial. It is also utilized in logos and commercial imagery by companies based in Oman.

قابوس بن سعيد
سلطان عمان

Reverse

Value between small arms, dates below.

بيسة
۵۰
١٤٢٠هـ ١٩٩٩م

Edge

50 Baisa

KM# 153 Schön# 54.2
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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