The history of money in Oman covers a period of almost 2,200
years. The earliest coins displayed in this gallery were minted in Oman during
the Late Iron Age before the arrival of Islam.
recent items on display related to digital transactions and pose questions
about the future of physical money. Much of the currency displayed in the
gallery was minted elsewhere but found its way to Oman through the country’s
extensive network of overland and seaborne trade. Many of these coins were part
of hoards hidden hundreds of years ago and never recovered by their original
Looking at currency in Oman, from the earliest coins to the
latest digital technology, gives a unique insight into Oman’s changing
relationship with the wider world and the shaping of the national identity.