1978-1991 | 1997-1998 | 2010-2017



50 Pounds, 1998

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Front: Aleppo Citadel; Water wheel of Hama

Back: Al-Assad library; Abbyssian stadium; Students


Water Wheels

Water Wheels

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100 Pounds, 1998

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Front: Roman theater in Bosra; Ancient bust of Philip

Back: Hajaz railway station in Damascus

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Roman Theater

Roman theater

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Hajaz Railway Station

Hajaz Railway Station

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200 Pounds, 1997

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Front: Monument to the unkown soldier; Islamic coin; Statue of Saladdin (1137-1193), First Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty

Back: Cotton weaving; Energy plant


Statue of Saladdin

Statue of Saladdin

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500 Pounds, 1998 (2000)

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Front: Ancient Palmyra ruins; Queen Zenobia (240-274AD), Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria

Back: Eufrate dam; Irrigation; Agriculture products

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Euphrates Dame

Euphrates Dame

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1000 Pounds, 1997

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Front: Umayyad Mosque in Damascus; Islamic dinar coin and clay tablet; Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000), President of Syria 1971-2000

Back: Oil industry workers; harvesting machinery; Fishing boat

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Umayyad Mosque

Umayyad Mosque

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Syria is located in the Near East at the eastern end of the mediterranean Sea. Ancient Syria was ruled by successive conquerors. In 1920, the League of Nations declared Syria a French mandate. Syria became fully independent in 1944. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Syria.




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