Oman: No.11 Five rials
First issued 18 November 1972.
Withdrawal date 9 March 1979.
Size 151 mm x 85 mm.
Signature Mahmood Muhammad Murad (President of the Oman Currency Board).
Watermark The Khanjar.
Security thread Solid.
Printer Bradbury Wilkinson & Co.
Illustration The Khanjar (the emblem of the Sultanate).
Illustration Nizwa Fort. This is visually the most impressive of all the Omani forts, as it has a huge round tower that dominates the surrounding landscape. It was built by Sultan bin Seif over three hundred years ago after he had evicted the Portuguese from Muscat. The fort took twelve years to build and reportedly cost eighty thousand crowns. Nizwa has always been considered the key possession for anyone aspiring to control the old Oman and for many years was the Imamate capital.