The indian rupee and Maria Theresia taler were the legal tenders in Oman for more than a hundred years. In 1959
the Reserve Bank of India issued a special currency unit - persian gulf rupee for the arabian countries. In 1970
the Saidi riyal was introduced in Oman and it was tied to the Uk pound. In 1974 the Saidi riyal was replaced by
Omani riyal. 1 riyal equals 1000 baisa.