Philippe Simon's Collection
GIBRALTAR, 5 £, 01/01/2011
||FRONT : QE II and Coat of arms Gibraltar.
"Montis Insignia Calpe", means "Badges of the Rock of Gibraltar".
Calpe is the greek name for Gibraltar.
BACK : The Moorish Castle - The Moorish occupation is by far the longest in Gibraltar's recorded history, having lasted from 711 to 1309 and then again from 1350 to 1462, a total of 710 years. Some parts of the castle served as a prison until 2010.
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