Oman: No.17 One rial
First issued 18 November 1976.
Size 145 mm x 78 mm.
Signature Tarik bin Taimur (Chief Executive of the Central Bank of Oman).
Watermark The Khanjar.
Security thread Solid.
Printer Bradbury Wilkinson & Co.
Illustration The Khanjar (the emblem of the Sultanate).
Illustration Sohar Fort. This fort is to be found in the city of the same name, which can in turn be found on the Batinah Coast to the north-west of Muscat. Although Sohar was one of the principal ports used by the Portuguese, the fort of Sohar predates the arrival of the Portuguese in 1507, and is described by the conquering Alberquerque. (It is a common myth that all the forts in Oman were built by the Portuguese.)