Money is an intrinsic component of the cultural heritage of a country mirroring its socio-economic history. The Pearl Museum houses a set of currency notes and coins from various periods like Ottoman, Greek, Venetians. In 1893-1973 British influence was felt far and wide. The coinage of British India was widely used for small everyday trading whilst silver and gold coins were used for larger more important transactions. Currency today has the benefit of sophisticated manufacturing techniques, which allow complex and beautiful designs.
- Pre - Islamic Coinage trade in the Gulf -
Up to the birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
- The Coming of Islam and the establishment of a strong currency (622 - 1278 AD)
- Expansion, Trade and Diversity (1278 - 1747 AD)
- Continuity and Complexity (1747 - 1933 AD)
- Coins & Banknotes in Trucial States
- Contemporary coins & banknotes