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World Of Wonders - Baalbek (Lebanon)...
World Of Wonders - Baalbek (Lebanon) $5.
Each year Palau authorizes the issue of new modern commemorative coins series World Of Wonders, legal tender and face value $5, silver coin partially coloured, and no more than 2,500 worldwide. Quality proof and Certificate of Authenticity.
Reverse shows multi color of Baalbek, obverse Palau Coat of Arms $5.
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|Face Value :||5 Dollars|
|Metal :||.925 Silver|
|Weight :||20 g|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Mintage :||2,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||World of Wonders|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
Baalbek (Arabic: بعلبك) and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85 km (53 mi) northeast of Beirut and about 75 km (47 mi) north of Damascus. It has a population of approximately 82,608, mostly Shia Muslims, followed by Sunni Muslims and a minority of Christians. It is reckoned a stronghold of the Hezbollah movement.
In Greek and Roman antiquity, it was known as Heliopolis. It still possesses some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon, including one of the largest temples of the empire. The gods that were worshipped there (Jupiter, Venus, and Bacchus) were equivalents of the Canaanite deities Hadad, Atargatis, and another young male fertility god. Local influences are seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.
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