Exchequer tallies, c 1440.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Exchequer tallies, c 1440.

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Description

The English Exchequer used tallies to record deposits from the mid-12th century until 1826. Notches show the amound paid; differently spaced notches standing for a penny, a shilling, a pound, £20, £100 and £1000.
 

Image Ref.

10327719
 

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