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Khanjar Dagger and Crossed Swords 5 Baisa Oman Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2015)

Khanjar Dagger and Crossed Swords 5 Baisa Oman Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2015)

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Khanjar Dagger and Crossed Swords 5 Baisa Oman Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2015)

Commemorative issue: 45th Anniversary of the Sultanate

Obverse: The name and title of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. The national emblem of Oman--which depicts two swords crossed together and a central dagger (khanjar). The name of the Central Bank of Oman. The year of minting (2015). The denomination in Arabic and English.
قابوس بن سعيد
سلطنة عمان
5 BAISA ٥ بيسة
سلطان عمان

Official 45th National Day emblem, in central circle, consisting of Oman national emblem encircled by eight mosque-domes.
سلطنة عمان
١٤٣٧هـ ٢٠١٥م
العيد الوطني الخامس والاربعون المجيد

Issuer Oman
Sultan Qaboos bin Said (1970-2020)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1437 (2015)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Baiza
0.005 OMR = USD 0.013
Currency Rial (1972-date)
Composition Copper clad steel
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 83111

A khanjar (Arabic: خنجر‎, Bengali: খঞ্জর, romanized: khôñjôr Turkish: Hançer, Persian: خنجر‎, Urdu: خنجر‎, Serbo-Croatian: Handžar) is a traditional dagger originating from Oman. Worn by men for ceremonial occasions, 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. It is a popular souvenir among tourists and is sold in souqs throughout the region. \

As the khanjar is a national symbol of Oman, it is featured on the sultanate's national emblem. It has been a symbol on the royal crest of the Al Said dynasty since the 18th century, which subsequently became the national emblem. It is also depicted on the Omani rial – the country's currency – specifically on the one rial note, as well as on postage stamps issued by the sultanate. Furthermore, there are statues of khanjar on buildings housing government ministries and at various roundabouts throughout the country.


Oman (/oʊˈmɑːn/; Arabic: عُمَان‎ ʿUmān [ʕʊˈmaːn]), officially the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلْطنةُ عُمان‎ Salṭanat(u) ʻUmān), is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries. Muscat is its capital and largest city.

From the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a powerful empire, vying with the Portuguese Empire and the British Empire for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to modern-day Iran and Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. When its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under the influence of the United Kingdom. For over 300 years, the relations built between the two empires were based on mutual benefits. The UK recognized Oman's geographical importance as a trading hub that secured their trading lanes in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean and protected their empire in the Indian sub-continent. Historically, Muscat was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf region. Muscat was also among the most important trading ports of the Indian Ocean.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said was the hereditary leader of the country, which is an absolute monarchy, from 1970 until his death on 10 January 2020. His cousin, Haitham bin Tarik, was named as the country's new ruler following his death. As by the rules of the monarchy, the son of the Sultan is usually announced as the new monarch. However, Sultan Qaboos bin Said did not have any children, therefore he wrote in his will his suggested Sultan as he sees most suitable, and in this case the royal family agreed to announce the next Sultan to be Haitham bin Tarik.

Oman is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It has sizeable oil reserves, ranking 25th globally. In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme ranked Oman as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the preceding 40 years. A significant portion of its economy involves tourism and trading fish, dates and other agricultural produce. Oman is categorized as a high-income economy and ranks as the 69th most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.

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