Jordan Half Dinar banknote 1975

Jordan Currency Half Dinar banknote 1975 King Hussein Bin Talal
Jordan banknotes Half Dinar note 1975 Forum at Jerash

Currency of Jordan Half Dinar banknote 1975 - 1992 Central Bank of Jordan

Obverse: Portrait of His Majesty Late King Hussein Bin Talal
Reverse: The Forum at Jerash
Dimensions: 136mm x 67.5mm
Issue Date: 16.11.1975

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Second Issue of Central Bank of Jordan
1975-1992 Issue

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The Forum of Jerash, in Jordan. The columns mark the location of a stoa, or covered walkway, where the stalls of open-air vendors might be located in bad weather. Note the semi-circular shape and traces of a central podium, similar in function to a theatre.

A forum (Latin forum "public place outdoors", plural fora; English plural either fora or forums) was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls. Many forums were constructed at remote locations along a road by the magistrate responsible for the road, in which case the forum was the only settlement at the site and had its own name, such as Forum Popili or Forum Livi.