Skip to item: of 200
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [‎57r] (118/200)

This item is part of

The record is made up of 1 volume (96 folios). It was created in 3 Jun 1933-27 Jul 1933. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

Counterfeit coins.
A serious state of affairs has ocurred during the
last year owing to the alarming increase in counter- , , .
ts *
feit/ rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. which have found their way into Bahrain.
ihree or four yoars ago it was comparatively unusual
to discover bad coins in the market but today it has been
estimated that as many as of the rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. in currency
are bad ones. for over a year every coin which is re
ceived either by merchants or in offices is tested by
ringing on stone or metal before it is accepted.
The matter is further complicated by the fact that the
Bank, quite rightly, refuses to accept suspicious coins
not only coins which do not ring true but also coins
which are obviously counterfeited. The local people
only know and admit one method of testing coins and
that is by ringing them and only a few foreign merchants
and Indians can distinguish counterfeit coins by their
appearance.
The matter has been fruitlessly discussed at great
length by the two Municipal councils whose view is that
the Bank and all government offices should be made to
accept every coin except those whose ring is obviously
false. This ^oint of view is one which cannot be
accepted by the Government.
A suggestion was made that the Government should
levy . . . , . .
bnf a snecial tax on all specie and coins imported and
with the fund obtained by this tax it should buy in all
counterfeit coins. This would encourage the traffic
of counterfeit coins at the expense of the Bahrain tax
payer.
Another suggestion was that Indian cnrrency^notes
should be introduced but as the lowest denomination of

About this item

Content

The volume contains the Annual Report of the Government of Bahrain for the Hijri year 1351 AH. The report is written by the Adviser to the Bahrain Government, Sir Charles Dalrymple Belgrave.

The report was submitted by Belgrave to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain, Percy Gordon Loch, who then forwarded it to the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , at Bushire. The correspondence relating to this process is included in the volume.

The report itself (folios 8-83), submitted in June 1933, is divided into sections corresponding to a particular subject, as follows: Revenue and Expenditure; Pearl Industry; Police and Public Security; Judicial; Land Registrations; Education; Manamah Municipality; Muharraq Municipality; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Sunni Wakf Department; Shia Wakf Department; Audit; Imperial Airways; Press Propaganda; Counterfeit Coins; Death of Shaikh Sir Isa bin Ali [Shaikh ‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah], accession of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah]; Bahrain Electric Supply; Customs; General; Miscellaneous.

Extent and format
1 volume (96 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 98; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 12-83; these numbers are also written in ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [‎57r] (118/200), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/308, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100029134703.0x000077> [accessed 24 April 2024]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100029134703.0x000077">File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [&lrm;57r] (118/200)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100029134703.0x000077">
	<img src="https://iiif.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x000103/IOR_R_15_2_308_0118.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x000103/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image