Description

National Research Center was established as an independent public organization in 1956, with the aim to foster basic and applied scientific research, particularly in industry, agriculture, public health and other sectors of the national economy.

Obverse

Depicts as a symbol of centre shares in science (microscope), chemical element, industry (cogwheel), building (wall), medicine (crescent) and radiant sun above all (left). God on knowledge Thoth sitting front of grain ear (right) all above inscription "National Research Center Day" date "3rd of March" below.

Thoth is an ancient Egyptian deity. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma'at. He was the god of wisdom, writing, hieroglyphs, science, magic, art, judgment, and the dead. His Greek equivalent is Hermes.

عيد
المركز القومي للبجوث
٣ مارس

Reverse

Stylized state name (Arab Republic of Egypt), denomination, year of issue in Gregorian and Hijri calendar years (all in Arabic).

جمهورية
مصر العربية
٥
خمسة جنيهات
١٤٠٨ ١٩٨٨

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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