Tally Sticks, medieval.

Made:
c. 1440 in London

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Five of Sixteen exchequer tallies (stocks only). Exchequer tally sticks c.1440. Each stick contains notches to show the
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Six of Sixteen exchequer tallies (stocks only). Exchequer tally sticks c.1440. Each stick contains notches to show the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Sixteen exchequer tallies. SCM - Mathematics
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Sixteen exchequer tallies (stocks only)

Exchequer tally sticks c.1440. Each stick contains notches to show the amount deposited, the name of the lender, the county, the time of year when the money can be repaid, and the year. The exchequer held the other half of the split stick which contained the same information. Tallies were used by the exechequer until 1826.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1952-431
type:
exchequer tallies
credit:
Board of Trade (Standards Department - Weights & Measures)
status:
Permanent collection

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