Twelve German jetons, 16th century.

Made:
1501-1600; 1978 in Germany
Twelve German jetons, 16th century. (counting tokens (jetons)) Twelve German jetons, 16th century. (counting tokens (jetons))

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Twelve replica German jetons, originals date from the 16th century. These small counters were placed on a counting cloth in a similar manner to beads on an abacus.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-191
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and copper (alloy)
Measurements:
largest coin: 1 mm, 30 mm, 0.002 kg
type:
counting tokens (jetons)