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25 Pounds 1973, Syria

in Krause book Number: 96с
Years of issue: 1973
Edition: --
Signatures: Mohammad al-Imadi, Governor: Nasouh Al Dakkak (in office 1971-1978)
Serie: 1963 - 1966 Issue
Specimen of: 1966
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 158 х 74
Printer: Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Pvt Limited, Malir Town, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi

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25 Pounds 1973




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.


25 Pounds 1973

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.

The ornament is on the left and right sides, also lower.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners.


25 Pounds 1973

Bosra theaterOn reverse is the Roman Theater at Bosra.

The Roman Theater at Bosra (Arabic: المسرح الروماني ببصرى‎) is a large Ancient Roman theater in Bosra, in the district of Dar'a in south-western Syria. It was built in either the second quarter or the second half of the second century AD, and is constructed of black basalt. It was built outside the walls of the town, but was later completely enclosed by an Ayyūbid fortress.

The theater is 102 meters across, the stage is 45 meters wide and 8,5 meters deep. It has seating for about 15,000 people; it is thus among the largest of the Ancient Roman civilization. It is also one of the best preserved. It was substantially restored between 1947 and 1970, before which it contained large quantities of sand, which may have helped to protect the interior.

Bosra (Arabic: بصرى‎ Buṣrā, also spelled Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra and officially known Busra al-Sham Arabic: بصرى الشام‎) is a town in southern Syria, administratively belonging to the Daraa District of the Daraa Governorate. It is the administrative center of the nahiyah ("subdistrict") of Bosra which consisted of nine localities. Bosra's inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims, although the town has a small Shia Muslim community.

Bosra has an ancient history and during the Roman era it was a prosperous provincial capital. It continued to be administratively important during the Islamic era, but became gradually less prominent during the Ottoman era. Today, it is a major archaeological site and has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Bosra has always accepted a lot of tourists. The Ruins of the city are not fenced, and you can walk between them not only during the day, but also at night. At night, they look even more unique than in day time. The fact is, that the city was built mainly of black basalt and in the dark it looks very mysterious.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words lower.