Two gilt bronze arithmetical medals, c.1753

Made:
1750-1755 in London, England and Holborn
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Two gilt bronze "arithmetical medals" sold by J Maddux at the "Hand and Pen", Brook Street, Holbourn, c. 1753. The
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One of two gilt bronze "arithmetical medals" sold by J.Maddux at the "Hand and Pen", Brook Street, Holbourn, c. 1753.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One of two gilt bronze "arithmetical medals" sold by J.Maddux at the "Hand and Pen", Brook Street, Holbourn, c. 1753.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gilt bronze "arithmetical medal" sold by J.Maddux at the "Hand and Pen", Brook Street, Holbourn, c. 1753

Two gilt bronze "arithmetical medals" sold by J.Maddux at the "Hand and Pen", Brook Street, Holbourn, c. 1753. The medals are inscribed with the multiplication tables up to 10 on one side and the 12 times table on the other. They indicate the relatively low level of numeracy in England at the time.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1954-328
type:
ready reckoners, ready reckoners, ready reckoner and calculators
credit:
National Maritime Museum (Gabb Collection)