Lebanon P-62c / 5 Livres 1978 – UNC

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Lebanon P-62c / 5 Livres 1978 – UNC

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Issued by Banque du Liban
Issue 1964-1993 Issue
Size 140 x 70 mm
Printer Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) – TDLR
Watermark  Ancient galley – Detail from a sarcophagus showing a Phoenician ship, Sidon, 2nd century AD
Obverse The National Museum of Beirut (Mathaf) at center. On the left side is an archway, outside proclaiming Lebanon’s ancient heritage, onwards the National Museum of Beirut. On the right side is the figure is Baal with raised arm standing on 400-330 BC Phoenician 1/8th shekel silver coin from the City of Byblos, King Adramelek (On the coin: Galley left with two hoplites; hippocamp below / Lion left, attacking a bull, Phoenician script around.). To the left of Baal is a cypress. Denomination is in Arabic numeral.
Reverse Ancient Mamluk era Adonis bridge over the river Nahr el Kalb (“The Dog River bridge”). Denomination in words is in French language.