A currency note issued by Gordon during the siege of Khartoum

Item

Title

A currency note issued by Gordon during the siege of Khartoum
currency

Subject

Sudan
Ephemera

Description

A currency note issued by Gordon during the siege of Khartoum, 1884-5, bearing his signature.
At Gordon’s instructions, the Khartoum mint printed small bank notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 2,500 and 5,000 piastres (100 to the Egyptian pound), usually bearing the date of issue (mainly 25 April and 1 August 1884).
The central, hand-written inscription on each note reads: ‘This amount is approved and is to be paid from the Treasury of Khartoum or of Egypt six months from the date of issue - Gordon Pasha’. The note is endorsed with Gordon’s signature and his personal stamp (غوردون) in Arabic.
Wooden frame, glazed. Reverse has wood and paper backing. Reverse has printed label which reads "Presented by Mrs H.M.Squires, July 1964."
[FN/ON 14.8.19, FHM 2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

1884
1885

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

222 mm x 185 mm

Identifier

GGC273

Language

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum

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