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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1941 Lebanon 1/2 Piastre

    1941 Lebanon 1/2 Piastre

    An interesting coin from one of the lesser known participants of WWII This is my entry for Day 12, “L” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!L = Lebanon. Lebanon in WWII This coin was issued just five years after the 1936 5 Piastres shared previously. But quite a lot changed in that time, specifically: WWII.…

  • 2017 Lebanon 500 Līrah / Livres

    2017 Lebanon 500 Līrah / Livres

    A modern Stainless steel-clad iron coin Obverse When looking at the earlier 1936 Lebanon 5 Piastres, one of the prominent designs on the coin was the Lebanese Cedar Tree. Fast forward 80 years, and that is still the case. The tree on this coin is slightly more abstract and silhouette, but still clearly recognisable. The…

  • 1936 Lebanon 5 Piastres

    1936 Lebanon 5 Piastres

    A coin with two ancient symbols History Lebanon has been inhabited since at least 5,000 BC. First by the Phoenicians, then Romans, Byzantines, Caliphates, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mamluks and Ottomans. Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, after WWI Lebanon came under the French “Mandate for Syria and Lebanon“. This lasted until the end of WWII…