A stchoty, Rusian abacus, early 20th century.

A stchoty, Rusian abacus, early 20th century.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

The stchoty has horizontal rows of beads rather than vertical as in the Japanese abacus. It is specifically for counting rubles and kopeks. The lower three rows are for the kopeks. The rest position is with all the beads to the right.

Image Details

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