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  • 25 Qirsh 1947, KM# 79, Syria
  • 25 Qirsh 1947, KM# 79, Syria

Syrian coat of arms.

The coat of arms of the Syrian Arab Republic consists of the Hawk of Quraish supporting a shield bearing the national flag of Syria (in vertical form), and a scroll of the words "Syrian Arab Republic" in Arabic.

The Hawk of Quraish is a symbol which is found on a number of emblems, coat of arms and flags of several states of the Arab world. The Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula, today especially those from the Persian Gulf coast, are traditionally falconry experts; falcons (and hawks) are seen as status symbols and one of the Arabs' favourite animals. Also the traditions and recorded history about the Quraysh and Muhammad claim a falcon had been used as clan symbol. Therefore, several variants of the Quraishi hawk were and are seen in the flags, coat of arms, seals and emblems of several Arab states until today. In that meaning, the Hawk of Quraish is a rival to the so-called Eagle of Saladin.

الجمهورية السورية


A diamond shape above the radiant sun around value above the country name in front of a rectangle surrounded by oat springs, date (AD left and AH right) in Arabic digits below.

الجمهورية السورية


25 Qirsh (Piastres)

KM# 79 Schön# 15
Material Silver
Fineness 0.600
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Philadelphia Mint (P)

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