Boum Dhow 5 Fils Kuwait Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Boum Dhow 5 Fils Kuwait Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Obverse: Value in Arabic within circle. State name in Arabic above, and in English below
Reverse: Boum sailing ship, a type of dhow, sailing to the left with a small flag on the right side. Islamic and Gregorian dates in Arabic below
Lettering (for example): ١٤٣١ - ٢٠١٠
Translation (for example): 2010 - 1431
Emir Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1950-1965)
Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1965-1977)
Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Sabah (1977-2006)
Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (2006-2020)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1382-1432 (1962-2011)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Fils
0.005 KWD = 0.017 USD
Currency Dinar (1960-1990 and 1991-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3036
References KM# 10, Schön# 9
A boum/boom (Arabic: بوم) (French: bhum), known as dhangi in India, is a medium-sized deep-sea dhow, a traditional Arabic sailing vessel.
This type of dhow has two masts with lateen sails, a stern that is tapering in shape and a more symmetrical overall structure than other dhow types. The Arab boum has a very high prow, which is trimmed in the Indian version.
The boum replaced the heavier baghlahs and ghanjahs which were more difficult to maneuver. Booms were mainly built in Beypore, Konkan and Gujarat, India, and Kuwait and are primarily used along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Sindh, the west coast of the Indian Subcontinent, and East Africa.
Nowadays some Booms have been converted into motorboats after being fitted with engines instead of sails, especially in the Persian Gulf area. A boum in full sail is represented in the Emblem of Kuwait, emphasizing its traditional importance in the country, where it was used to carry fresh water and in the pearl industry, as well as a trading ship.
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