Kingdom of Hejaz
Hejaz (Hijaz, Hedjaz) is northwest region of the
of present-day Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is the capital city. Mecca is
well known city of the region. Husain ibn Ali, the Sherif of Macca was
Emir of Hejaz in 1908. T E Lawrence persuaded him, in 1916, to join an
Arab Revolt against Turkish rule. He became the King of the Hejaz. In 1919
he proclaimed himself king of all the Arab countries which led to
led to conflict with Ibn Saud of the neighbouring emirate of Nejd.
Hussein accepted the caliphate in 1924 but was forced to abdicate in 1924
by Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (known as Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud). In 1924 ibn Saud
declared himself as the king of Hijaz and Nejd and later became the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia.
al Husain Ibn Ali
1915 - 24
40 Para = 1 Piatre
20 Piastre = 1 Riyal
100 Piastres = 1 Dinar
Countermarked silver coinage.
After overthrow of Ottoman rule, Turkish para and Austrian Thalers were countermarked with Hejaz in arabic to be used as the coins of Hejaz.
40 Para. Turkish 40 Para countermarked.K-5
Austrian Maria Theresa Thaler countermarked.K-18
1/8 Piastre. K-21
1/4 Piastre. K-22
1/2 Piastre. K-23
1 Piastre. K-24
5 Piastres. K-28.
10 Piastres. K-29.
20 Piastres. K-30.
Dinar Hashimi. K-31.