The former government mint at Gautsa

The former government mint at Gautsa

2001.35.19.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 4th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa > Mint

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Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

The former government mint at Gautsa in the Chumbi Valley

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-019; 28'. [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Old Tibetan Mint. Chumbi Valley'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - description: Philip Neame wrote a brief description of the Mission's first encounter with this site when they travelled to Lhasa in August 1936: August 4th - "A couple of miles further on [from Lingmathang] we passed quite a remarkable collection of buildings on one of which was a big water wheel, this used to be the Tibetan Government mint, where paper was made, bank notes printed, and also coins struck. It is now out of use; one understands that the Tibetan Government prefer their mint nearer at hand in Lhasa where they can keep an eye on it" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', part II] [MS 10/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The former government mint at Gautsa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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