Egypt P-70 / 50 Piastres 2017 – UNC




Issued by Central Bank of Egypt
Issue 2013-2021 Issue
Size 135 x 70 mm
Printer Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt) – CBE
Watermark Tutankhamoun
Obverse l-Azhar Mosque and its minarets.
Al-Azhar Mosque (Al-Jāmiʿ al-ʾAzhar, lit. ’The Resplendent Congregational Mosque’), known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar. It is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to derive from az-Zahrāʾ (meaning “the shining one”), a title given to Fatimah. It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname “the City of a Thousand Minarets”.
Reverse The upper part of the statue of Ramses II, backed by a vertical multi-colored ornamental band and a collection of lotus flowers and the sun boat. At the bottom right corner appears a Pharaonic cartouche. On the left side of the note is a drawing taken from the façade of a Pharaonic temple.