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  • 10 Milliemes 1980, KM# 111, Sudan
  • 10 Milliemes 1980, KM# 111, Sudan
Obverse

Depicts the national emblem of the Democratic Republic of the Sudan (1970–1985) dividing dates in Gregorian (left) and Islamic year (right) in Arabic numerals.

The emblem shows a secretarybird bearing a shield from the time of Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi who briefly ruled Sudan in the 19th century. Two scrolls are placed on the arms; the upper one displays the national motto, ("Victory is ours"), and the lower one displays the title of the state.

The secretarybird was chosen as a distinctively Sudanese and indigenous variant of the "Eagle of Saladin" and "Hawk of Quraish" seen in the emblems of some Arab states, and associated with Arab nationalism.

النصر لنا
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جمهورية السودان الديمقراطية

Reverse

Denomination between mirrored flower and cotton ornaments, country name above (Democratic Republic of the Sudan).

جمهورية السودان الديمقراطية
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مليمات

Edge

10 Milliemes

Democratic Republic
KM# 111 Schön# 56
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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