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100 Baisa 2020, Oman

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Years of issue: 2020
Signatures: Sultan of Oman: Haitham bin Tariq
Serie: 2020 Issue
Specimen of: 2020
Material: Hybrid material
Size (mm): 120 x 63
Printer: De la Rue currency,Loughton

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100 Baisa 2020




The national emblem of Oman and denomination.


100 Baisa 2020


The Jebel Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Arabic: ٱلْجَبَل ٱلْأَخْضَر, romanized: Al-Jabal Al-Akhḍar, lit. 'The Green Mountain'), is part of Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman. It rises to a height of 2,980 m. and encompasses the Saiq Plateau at 2,000 m. above sea level. Jebel Akhdar is famous for its labyrinth of wadis and terraced orchards, where pomegranates, apricots and roses grow in abundance due to its mild Mediterranean climate.

emblem of Oman

On right side 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.


100 Baisa 2020

On banknote is a combined photo of three images: a mountain village (I think, that on the banknote is a village Birkat Al Muz), coconut palms (they are near Falaj Al-Jeela, you can see it on photo) and Falaj Al-Jeela itself.

About it, more detailed:

Falaj Al-JeelaFalaj Al-JeelaFalaj Al-Jeela

Falaj Al-Jeela, an Aini falaj, is located in Al-Jeela village, Willayat Sur in Al Sharqiyah governorate. Sited in a rugged mountainous area, it is the main water source for the village with a total length of 161m. It is an open channel, which starts from the wellhead and ends at the water catchment basin. Adjacent to the mountain the channel originates from a high solid rocky mountain area. A pure water source, it flows throughout the year irrespective of the increase and decrease of water levels, where its average flow reaches one liter per second.

Birkat Al MouzBirkat Al Mouz

Birkat Al Mouz.

Being one of the most famous villages in ruins in the Sultanate and home to the traditional Falaj irrigation system which is listed as UNESCO world heritage, the Birkat Al Mouz Ruins deserves to be on your itinerary (on your way to Jebel Akhdar). Although the beauty of this enchanted place doesn’t end here. You can find picturesque surroundings, two old ruins and a large banana plantation which is encircled by tall mountains.

Now the territory of the town of Birkat Al Muz is not limited to the size of the falaj, the town has grown and has several thousand inhabitants, but its most colorful part, attracting the attention of thousands of tourists, is this palm island with a unique water distribution system surrounded by the picturesque but lifeless mountains of Jebel Akhdar. ( .rus)

Falaj Al-Jeela

In 2006, Falaj Al-Jeela was included in UNESCO's list of world cultural heritage. (

Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

The Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman are ancient water channels from 500 AD located in the regions of Dakhiliya, Sharqiya and Batinah. However, they represent a type of irrigation system as old as 5000 years in the region.

Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

"Aflaj" is the plural of "Falaj", which means "split into parts" in classical Arabic. This irrigation system effectively divided the water among all the inhabitants; it flowed by gravity from the sources to homes and cropland. The complex included watchtowers to protect it, but also mosques and other buildings.

In 2006, five Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites: Falaj Al-Khatmeen, Falaj Al-Malki, Falaj Daris, Falaj Al-Mayassar and Falaj Al-Jeela.