Obverse. Photo © Weser Coin
  • 10 Milliemes 1954-1955, KM# 380, Egypt
  • 10 Milliemes 1954-1955, KM# 380, Egypt
Obverse

Depicts a small bust of the Great Sphinx of Giza (front-right).

The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre.

Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 metres (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 m (66.31 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 metres (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC).

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Reverse

Arabic numeral "10". Directly under the numeral, is the denomination "Milliemes" in Arabic. At the bottom, left is the Arabic numerals for the Gregorian Date, and on the right are the Arabic numerals for the Hejira Date. Arabic writing "Republic of Egypt" at the top. Beaded circle around rim.

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Edge

10 Milliemes

Small Sphinx
KM# 380
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 23.2 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 380.1, KM# 380.2
Mint
Cairo Mint

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