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1 Rial 1995, Oman

in Krause book Number: 34
Years of issue: 1995
Signatures: Sultan of Oman: Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Serie: 1995 Issue
Specimen of: 1995
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 145 x 76
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said.


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Qaboos bin Said Al Said Qaboos bin Said Al Said

Qaboos bin Said Al Said ( قابوس بن سعيد آل سعيد‎, born 18 November 1940, Salalah, Oman, dies 10 January 2020) was the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty.

By combining the Imamat of Oman and the Muscat Sultanate in a single state, the Sultan then, with the support of Great Britain and Shah's Iran, managed to defeat the insurgency in Dhofar. In November 1996, Sultan Qaboos signed the first Basic Law (Constitution) of Oman.

clock tower

Centered is the Burj Al Sahwa Clock tower in Muscat.

One of the most recognizable icons of Muscat (Oman) is the Burj Al Sahwa clock-tower near the city center when one arrives to the capital from Salalah, Nizwa or Sur by car, as well as from the new airport terminals.

The clock-tower is 50 meters tall and consists of four huge columns with archways all around the top; murals on Omani heritage decorate the monument’s four sides at its base.

Four large clocks adorn the top of the tower: each has ornate black hands laid on a white face with Arabic numerals. The faces are adorned with beautiful mosaic motifs.

The "Burj Al Sahwa" clock-tower was built in 1995 to commemorate Oman's 25 years of Renaissance, and is considered a National Monument. "Sahwa" means "awakening" and relates to a speech made by Sultan Qaboos when he first came to power concerning Oman's "awakening" or arising to new heights; "Burj" is Arabic for "tower". (


Above clock tower, a little to left side, is new car interchange in the Burj Al Sahwa area, in Muscat.

The Muscat City Hall is constantly working to expand the roads.

New projects are part of the efforts of the municipality to facilitate traffic and improve road safety, especially in Siba and Muscat.

The areas of South Mawaleh, South Al Hail and Al Khaud suffer from frequent traffic jams, therefore, from time to time additional lanes are added that help in increasing the capacity of the road.

Also, additional viaducts are built for entry and exit from the highway, on either side of it and in front of the ring "Burj-al-Sahwa".


On top is the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

The Sultan Qaboos Stadium at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (Arabic: مجمع السلطان قابوس الرياضي‎‎) also known locally as, Boshar (Arabic: بوشر‎‎), is a government owned multi-purpose stadium in the Boshar district of Muscat, Oman. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and also has facilities for athletics. The stadium originally had a capacity of over 40,000, but after recent renovations the capacity was reduced to 34,000 people. It is the home stadium of the Oman national football team. The Qaboos Stadium was used as the main stadium in the recent, 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations, and was also used in the past 1996 Gulf Cup competition. The Complex has strong security, in addition to over 10,000 parking slots.

emblem of Oman

In top left corner is the national emblem of Oman (شعار سلطنة عمان‎). It is an insignia consisting of a khanjar inside its sheath that is superimposed upon two crossed swords. Adopted in the 18th century as the badge of the Omani royal family, it subsequently became the national emblem of the Sultanate of Oman. The emblem is featured at the canton on the Flag of Oman.

The national emblem was first designed in the mid-18th century, when it was adopted as the royal crest of the Al Said dynasty. Its usage was expanded when it subsequently became the national emblem of the sultanate. This occurred during the reign of either Faisal bin Turki (1888-1913) or Taimur bin Feisal (1913-1932). The emblem was later incorporated onto the canton of the country's national flag in 1970. Moreover, in order to distinguish "directly royal entities" and create a distinct symbol for these organizations, a crown was added to the top of the national emblem. This modified insignia is utilized on the badges of all branches of Sultan's Armed Forces, including the Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Guard, and Royal Oman Police - among many others.

According to the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the khanjar - along with the two crossed swords - symbolize the historic weapons utilized by the people of Oman. They are attached together by an embellished horse-bit at the center. The khanjar itself is a national symbol of the sultanate, and is still worn by Omani men as a "ceremonial dagger" for formal occasions. It is a ceremonial dagger with its abundantly decorated sheath, traditionally made of rhinonoceros-horn, highly appreciated in the arab world and for that reason contributes substantially to the extinction of the rhinoceros in Africa.

Denominations are at bottom and on right side.


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On left side is an Omani Khanjar.

A khanjar (Arabic: خنجر‎‎, Persian: خنجر‎‎, Turkish: Hançer) is a traditional dagger originating from Oman. Worn by men for ceremonial occasions, it is a short curved sword shaped like the letter "J" and resembles a hook. It can be made from a variety of different materials, depending on the quality of its craftsmanship. It is a popular souvenir among tourists and is sold in souqs throughout the region. A national symbol of the sultanate, the khanjar is featured on the country's national emblem and on the Omani rial. It is also utilized in logos and commercial imagery by companies based in Oman.

Although it is not known when the Omani khanjar was first created, rock carvings epitomizing the dagger were found on gravestones located in the central part of the Ru’us al Jibal region. These are believed to have predated the Wahhabi revival, which occurred in the late 1700s. They were also mentioned in an account by Robert Padbrugge of the Dutch Republic, who journeyed to Muscat in June 1672.

necklace bracelets

Right of center are the traditional women's jewelry of the Omani Bedouins - silver necklaces and bracelets.


On top is the construction of Arab Dhow boats in Oman.

Traditional Arabian douches have long been collected manually, without any drawings. The beauty of such work has always made an indelible impression. In addition, the feed of such boats was decorated with original carving, which served as a kind of distinctive sign that determines the status of the owner of the ship in society.

The Arabs firmly believed that any metal component attracts the ship to the bottom of the sea-ocean, therefore, instead of nails, bamboo spikes were used in the construction of dow, and ropes were made from coconut wood fibers. To create a solid hull of such a sailboat, a special breed of teak wood was taken, brought for Arab shipbuilders from India, and for the frames used local species of acacia. Despite the small size and simplicity of the design, the traditional Arab dou is not inferior to the more modern boats in terms of strength and reliability.

The creation of dou - it's not just a shipbuilding process, but a real tradition that has not changed for centuries and is still steadily observed. For example, in Oman, where dow is also created, it is considered that the ship is like a human being, and therefore it must appear in no less than 9 months of work on its creation.

Ancient dou - an element of the family pride of the Arabs. Often such boats are next to stylish super-modern yachts. The most ancient dou can be seen in the ethnographic Heritage Village in Dubai, as well as in the naval museums of other emirates.

Denominations are in top corners. In words on top, centered.