10 Pounds banknote 1944 Palestine Currency Board

Palestine Currency banknotes 10 Pounds
Palestine 10 Pounds
10 Palestine Pounds
Palestine Ten Pounds 1944
Palestine 10 Pounds banknote 1.1.1944. P-9d. 
Issued by Palestine Currency Board 1927-1944

Obverse: White Tower (Crusader's Tower), Ramla
Reverse: Citadel of Jerusalem (David's Tower)
Printer Thomas de la Rue, London

Text: Palestine Currency Board – Currency Notes Are Legal Tender – For The Payment Of Any Amount – Ten Palestine Pounds – Jerusalem – 7th September, 1939. – Members Of The Palestine Currency Board – Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, London

Pound System
1927-1945 Issue

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The Tower of David (Hebrew: מגדל דוד‎, Migdal David, Arabic: برج داود‎, Burj Daud), also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The citadel that stands today dates to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. It was built on the site of an earlier ancient fortification of the Hasmonean, Herodian, Christian and Arab-Muslim eras, but was destroyed after the Mamluk conquest of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back over 2,000 years including a quarry dated to the First Temple period, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

Dan Bahat writes that the original three Hasmonean towers were altered by Herod, and that "The northeastern tower was replaced by a much larger, more massive tower, dubbed the “Tower of David” beginning in the 5th century C.E." The name "Tower of David" is due to Byzantine Christians who believed the site to be the palace of King David. They borrowed the name "Tower of David" from the Song of Songs, attributed to Solomon, King David's son, who wrote: "Thy neck is like the Tower of David built with turrets, whereon there hang a thousand shields, all the armor of the mighty men." (Song of Songs, 4:4)