Counting Boards - A Counting Board in a Strasbourg Museum

Chris Weeks

Have you ever seen a counting table? The question occurred to me when I came across a very fine example in Strasbourg and wondered why I had never seen one before in any museum in Europe.


Is this counting table a rare surviving example of what must have been many counting tables and boards? Turn the page for a brief history of counting boards and tables.

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