Philippe Simon's Collection
LEBANON, 50 Livres, ND / 1964 to 1988
||ND / 1964 to 1988
||FRONT : Bacchus temple, Baalbek
BACK : The Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, also known as Qala'at Sanjil and Qala'at Tarablus in Arabic, is a citadel and fort on a hilltop in Tripoli, Lebanon. It takes its name from Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the Count of Toulouse and Crusader commander who was a key player in its enlargement. It is a common misconception that he was responsible for its construction when in 1103 he laid siege to the city.
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