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1 Pound 1967, Syria

in Krause book Number: 93b
Years of issue: 1967
Edition: --
Signatures: Ahmed Murad, Governor: Adnan Al Farra (in office 1963-1970)
Serie: 1963 - 1966 Issue
Specimen of: 1958
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 128 х 66
Printer: Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Pvt Limited, Malir Town, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi

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1 Pound 1967




The Arabian or Arab horse (Arabic: الحصان العربي ‎ [ħisˤaːn ʕarabiː], is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses have spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and strong bone. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse.


1 Pound 1967

In this series, the banknotes in 1, 5 and 10 pounds are depicting a worker, operating Milling machine. The banknote in 25 pounds showed the same worker, but operating the loom.

Behind him, on the background, the plant inside.

In the center is arched window (till now for me is unknown).

Denominations are in lower and in top left corners.


1 Pound 1967

Al-Na‘urah al-MuhammadiyahOn reverse is largest noria (wheel diameter 20 meters or 66 66 ft), the "Al-Na‘urah al-Muhammadiyah", which used to supply the Great Mosque with water. Part of its old aqueduct still spans the road. It was built in the fourteenth century and restoration work on it began in 1977.

An engraving, presumably, made from this photo.

The Norias of Hama (Arabic: نواعير حماة‎) are a number of norias ("wheels of pots") along the Orontes River in the city of Hama, Syria. Only seventeen of the original Norias remain. They are mostly unused now and serve an aesthetic purpose. They were called "the most splendid norias ever constructed." The Norias of Hama were submitted as a tentative World Heritage Site by the Syrian Arab Republic in June 1999.

Al-Na‘urah al-MuhammadiyahThe earliest evidence for Norias in Hama suggests they were developed during the Byzantine era, although none of the Norias in Hama today precede the Ayyubid period. However, a mosaic found at Apamea dating to 469 CE pictures a Noria very similar to those at Hama, suggesting they may have earlier origins.

It was during the Mamluk era that many of the norias-initially started during the rule of the Ayyubid dynasty in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century-were reconditioned and enlarged. The Mamluks also increased the amount of norias in the city. At one time, medieval Hama contained more than thirty of the waterwheels. Aqueducts and other channeling systems were built to take water from the Orontes River and use it to irrigate nearby fields. The water in the river is channeled into a sluice so that its flow turns the wheel around. Wooden boxes attached to the wheel raise the water from the sluice and discharge it into an artificial channel at the summit of the wheel's rotation. The water is then led by gravity along a series of aqueduct channels. It was distributed to domestic or agricultural users in Hama; access to the flow was regulated at carefully worked-out times so that the water could be shared.

Now only 17 norias remain, unused.

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