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10000 Pounds 2008, Lebanon

in Krause book Number: 86b
Years of issue: 2008
Edition: 21 159 394
Signatures: Ahmed Jachi, Riad T. Salameh
Serie: 2004 & 2008 "Euro Size" Issue
Specimen of: 2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 127 х 66
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Leipzig

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10000 Pounds 2008




Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon) and denomination 10000.


10000 Pounds 2008

Geometric design. Stylized hills are on background.

In top left corner is Cedar of Lebanon - as logo of the Bank.

Denominations in numerals are centered and in top right corner.


10000 Pounds 2008

Martyrs' Monument Martyrs' Monument

Martyrs' Monument is a monument by Italian sculptor Marino Mazzacurati on Martyrs' Square in the heart of downtown Beirut, Lebanon. It was inaugurated in 1960.

The monument was built in honor of martyrs executed on Martyrs’ Square in 1916, at the orders of Ottoman military ruler Jamal Pasha.

In 1930, Martyrs' Square displayed the first commemorative sculpture in memory of Lebanese and Arab nationalists hanged during World War I at the orders of Ottoman military ruler Jamal Pasha. The artwork by Youssef Hoyek represented two women, a Muslim and a Christian, holding hands in a symbolic gesture over a coffin. In 1956, President Camille Chamoun laid the foundation stone of a monument conceived by architect Sami Abdel Baki. It was never realized. Today, the four-meter-high statue of the Martyrs that adorns the square was created by Italian artist Marino Mazzacurati, and inaugurated by President Fouad Chehab in 1960. Damaged during the Civil War (1975-1990), the Martyrs’ monument was dismantled in 1996, to be restored in the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. The restoration intentionally preserved the marks of war damage.

Cedrus libani

On second plan is Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon) and stylized hills.

The Lebanon cedar is the national emblem of Lebanon, and is displayed on the flag of Lebanon and coat of arms of Lebanon. It is also the logo of Middle East Airlines (MEA), which is Lebanon's national carrier. Beyond that, it is also the main symbol of Lebanon's "Cedar Revolution" of 2005, along with many Lebanese political parties and movements, such as the Kataeb Party, the Lebanese Forces, the National Liberal Party, and the Future Movement. Finally, Lebanon is sometimes metonymically referred to as the Land of the Cedars.

It is a species of cedar native to the mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean basin. It is an evergreen conifer, that can reach 40 meters in height. Cedrus libani is the national emblem of Lebanon and is widely used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words - at the bottom.