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Exchequer tallies, c 1440.

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


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.

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