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Years 1387 and 1378 from what i see. In the Islamic Calendar, they are appx. 1960 and 1980 give or take a few years sinc etheir calendar doesnt completely mesh with ours:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar

 

I've never been able to read Arabic caligraphy, so I'm not going to even attempt!

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The first coin is a 1/2 dhofari rial 1367 (about 1948). In Krause this coin is listed as KM#29. KM says it is struck for the dhofar region. It should weigh 14.0300 gram and contains 0.5000 silver 0.2256 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. There were 200,000 coins minted, prices F: 12,00, VF 14,00, XF 18,00 and UNC 28,00

The second coin is a Saidi Rial 1378 (about (1958/59). There are two varieties of this coin KM#31 28.0700 gr, .8330 silver .7518 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. Mintage: 1,000,000. in VF 12,50, XF 16,00 and in UNC 20,00

 

and KM#31a 28.0700 gr, .5000 silver .4512 oz ASW. mintage: 400,000 VF: 10,00 XF: 12,50 UNC: 15,00

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The first coin is a 1/2 dhofari rial 1367 (about 1948). In Krause this coin is listed as KM#29. KM says it is struck for the dhofar region. It should weigh 14.0300 gram and contains 0.5000 silver 0.2256 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. There were 200,000 coins minted, prices F: 12,00, VF 14,00, XF 18,00 and UNC 28,00

The second coin is a Saidi Rial 1378 (about (1958/59). There are two varieties of this coin KM#31 28.0700 gr, .8330 silver .7518 oz ASW. Ruler Sa'id bin Taimur. Mintage: 1,000,000. in VF 12,50, XF 16,00 and in UNC 20,00

 

and KM#31a 28.0700 gr, .5000 silver .4512 oz ASW. mintage: 400,000 VF: 10,00 XF: 12,50 UNC: 15,00

 

Cheers :ninja:

 

the 1st 1/2 dhofari rail is 2164.4 grains = 14g

the 2nd Saidi rail is 435.4 grains = 28.2 g

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