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1000 Pounds 1988, Lebanon

in Krause book Number: 69a
Years of issue: 1988
Edition: 155 816 342
Signatures: Hussein Kanaan, Edmond Naïm
Serie: 1988 Issue
Specimen of: 1988
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 157 x 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1000 Pounds 1988

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Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon).

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1000 Pounds 1988

map

Physical map of Lebanon and leaves of acanthus.

Denominations in numerals are in top right and lower left corners. In words - centered.

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1000 Pounds 1988

In left part are the surviving columns on the south wall of the Temple of Jupiter (Roman Heliopolis) complex in Baalbek, Lebanon. About it you can read here.

Banque du Liban

Right of center is the building of Bank of Lebanon headquarters, in Beirut, which is located on Hamra Street.

Cedrus libani

On right side, as silhouette on Bank of Lebanon building, 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 top right and lower left corners, in words - in lower right corner and on left side.

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