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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 35, August 27, 2006, Article 5

KING GEORGE VS. ST GEORGE

Last week I quoted an article about the history of Saudi coinage:
"Another popular currency was the Golden pound, which weighed 8 grams.
It was commonly referred to as "Abu Khayyal" (the knight) as it
pictured King George V."

Martin Purdy writes: "I'm sure this should refer to St. George on
the reverse of the sovereigns rather than the not very knightly-looking
portrait of George V on the obverse!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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