Replica Bavarian reckoning cloth, German, 16th century.

Made:
1501-1600; 1972 in Germany
Replica of a counting cloth. Replica of a Bavarian counting cloth, 16th century. The original cloth is preserved at the Replica of a counting cloth by  Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics Replica of a counting cloth by  Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics Replica of a counting cloth by  Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics

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Replica of a counting cloth. Replica of a Bavarian counting cloth, 16th century. The original cloth is preserved at the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Replica of a counting cloth by Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Replica of a counting cloth by Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Replica of a counting cloth by Schaarschmidt,C., Germany, 1972. SCM - Mathematics
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Replica of a counting cloth

Replica of a Bavarian counting cloth, 16th century. The original cloth is preserved at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich. Reckoning cloths were used as portable substitutes for counting boards. The letters on the cloth stand for various denominations of Bavarian currency.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1972-229
Materials:
cotton (textile), silk, steel (metal), washed wool and wood (unidentified)
type:
counting cloth and counting cloth and
credit:
Schaarschmidt, C.