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Coins and Medals

Bait Al Zubair Museum houses Omani coins, Islamic coins and medals, and the collection is still expanding. Omani coins represent those minted under His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Oman’s ruler since 1970, and include commemorative coins produced for special occasions.

The collection also features coinage from the reigns of Sultan Bargash bin Said bin Said bin Sultan of Zanzibar (1870-1888), Sultan Faisal bin Turki Al Said, (1888–1913) and Sultan Said bin Taimour Al Said (1932-1970). The Islamic coins span over 24 eras and can be dated back to the earliest periods. The medals consist of honours presented to various members of the Al Zubair family and pieces that have been specially acquired.