1947 (AH-1366) Islamic Silver Coin, Syria Arab Republic 50 Piastres, Very Rare / Uncirculated
We have here on offer, an Islamic Silver, the Falcon of Qureish coin from the Arab Republic of Syria.
The country gained colonial independence in 1945 from France rule, and the coin is marked AH-1366 (minted in 1947). It is worth 50 Piastres as clearly inscribed in Arabic.
Hence this is the first issue type of modern independent coin from Syria, and is a highly historical piece of almost 70 years old.
Good half crown size (24 mm), Uncirculated mint condition, nicely toned!
Islamic inscriptions are on its obverse & reverse sides. With the famous Falcon of Qureish as the emblem of Free Syria rule.
The item is rather attractive & beautiful, this is a very rare silver coin!
This beauty can be yours today!
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The so-called Hawk (or falcon) of Quraish is a symbol which is found on a number of emblems, coat of arms and flags of several Arab states. Also the traditions and recorded history about the Quraysh tribe and the Islamic prophet Muhammad claim a falcon had been used as clan symbol.
The Arab people of the Arabian Peninsula, today especially those from the Persian Gulf coast, are traditional Falconry experts; falcons (and hawks) are seen as status symbols and one of the Arabs' favourite animals. ________________________________________
Syria Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. De jure Syrian territory borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest, but the government's control now extends to approximately 30–40% of the de jure state area and less than 60% of the population.
A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans, and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, and Yazidis. Sunni Arabs make up the largest population group in Syria.
in English, the name "Syria" was formerly synonymous with the Levant (known in Arabic as al-Sham), while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the 3rd millennium BC. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the Islamic era, Damascus was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt.
The modern Syrian state was established after World War I as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant. It gained independence as a parliamentary republic on 24 October 1945 when Syria became a founding member of the United Nations, an act which legally ended the former French Mandate – although French troops did not leave the country until April 1946.