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PZ 2872/39 'Importation into India of counterfeit Government of India silver coins from the Persian Gulf' [‎3r] (5/24)

The record is made up of 1 file (10 folios). It was created in 8 May 1939-15 Sep 1939. 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.

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expeditious than the ordinary mail and is cheaper than the telegraph. It is intended to be treated, 4 ^
on receipt, with the same expedition as if it had been telegraphed. To save time and to obviate (•
formalities it is drafted in the form of a telegram. It is authenticated by the signature of a
re*p«n«Ue officer oJtUDtparhMnl.]^^ of the Political Keuid«nt in the
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Dated the 18th August, 79 39.
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The Secretary to the Oovernoent of India,
External Affairs Department,
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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. , Kuwait.
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. , Bahrain•
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. , Muscat.
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Subjects Importation of Oounterfeit Goyernment
of India silver coins from the Persian
Gulf.
Reference Government of India Expr ess Lette r Ko.D. 1487-i/39,
dated the 18th April 1939.
2. Enquiries have been instituted by the Political agents
concerned in their areas, and the results of their investigations
may be summarised as follows:
Kuwait. 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. reports that spurious rupee coins
made in Basra, Amarah etc, by the Iraqi Subbalan silversmiths are
imported into Kuwait where they are either re-sold or exported to
India. There are no Subbaa in Kuwait and no coins are made locally.
The Political .Agent has been informed by the Kuwait Oil Company, who
handle large sums monthly, that the number of spurious coins appears
to be diminishing and may now be estimated at l/2fi of coins in
circulation. Five spurious coins from Kuwait are enclosed.
S/44.
MFP—985 S&P—(M-1597)—27-11.36—10,000.
{Signature)
{Designation)
/ Bahrain

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This file contains correspondence between British Government officials relating to the importation of counterfeit Government of India silver coins from the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. into India. The main correspondents are the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , 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. in Bahrain, the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Sharjah, and the Government of India. The discussions centre on where in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. the counterfeiters could be based, where the effects of counterfeit coins are being felt the most, and which individuals are suspected of counterfeiting coins. A list of suspects based in Sharjah and Dubai is provided between folios 7-8. The last folio (folio 11) is a statement taken from an unnamed passenger, travelling from Koweit [Kuwait] to Bombay on the SS Bankura , who had purchased counterfeit coins whilst in Koweit and was caught by customs officers.

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1 file (10 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at inside back cover with 12; 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.

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