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2010 Oman 50 Baisa coin pendant khanjar dagger crossed swords Muscat emblem Persian Gulf Arabia Sea Muslim Islamic Scabbard necklace n002103

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Oman 50 Baisa {1975-1998} 7S


front: National arms {Two crossed swords, with dagger on top}

The national emblem of Oman (Arabic: شعار سلطنة عمان‎‎) 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.

A khanjar (Arabic: خنجر‎‎, Persian: خنجر‎‎, Turkish: Hançer) is a traditional dagger originating from Oman. It is a short curved sword shaped like the letter "J" and resembles a hook. It can be made from a variety of different materials, depending on the quality of its craftsmanship.

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 waist belt with its Khanjar at the centre. The khanjar itself is a national symbol of the sultanate, and is still worn by Omani men as a "ceremonial dagger" for formal occasions.

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.

قابوس بن سعيد
سلطان عمان

Qābūs bin Sa'īd
Sultan of Oman

back: Value in centre, date below


50 Baisa

• quantity 1
• polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 24 mm
• weight: 6.4 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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