Curfew Pass

A card known as curfew pass, no. 0813. It was issued by the British administration to Pavlos Neophytou, who worked at the Customs and Excise Department of Cyprus. The curfew pass secured for its holder the right to travel to work during the hours of the mandatory ban.

During the liberation struggle of Cyprus against the British colonial administration (1955-1959), the British authorities repeatedly imposed a curfew on the people of Cyprus, especially the inhabitants of Nicosia, for extended periods of time. In an effort to regain control of the state of unrest caused by the uprisings, arrests and assassinations, a regulation to restrict traffic, known as curfew, was enforced. Every breach of the curfew carried heavy penalties.

Time Period: 1900 CE – today
Size: H: 9,5 cm, W: 7,5 cm
Artist: unknown
Material: paper
Institution: The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia