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  • 10 Baisa 2015, Oman, Qaboos bin Said, National Day of Oman, 45th Anniversary
  • 10 Baisa 2015, Oman, Qaboos bin Said, National Day of Oman, 45th Anniversary
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.

National Day (Arabic: اليوم الوطني العماني, alyawm alwataniu aleumaniu) is an official holiday in the Sultanate of Oman and the main one in the country. The holiday currently celebrates the birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.

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.

Emblem divide denomination in Arabic and English.

قابوس بن سعيد
سلطنة عمان
١٤٣٧هـ
10 BAISA ١٠ بيسة
2015
SULTANATE OF OMAN
سلطان عمان

Reverse

Depicts a mirrored design with small arms at the centre between Western (left) and Arabic (right) years, anniversary date ٤٥ (45) below.

سلطنة عمان
١٤٣٧هـ ٢٠١٥م
٤٥
العيد الوطني الخامس والاربعون المجيد

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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Copper Plated Steel, 4.1 g, ⌀ 22.5 mm