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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 29, July 16, 2000, Article 13

FEATURED WEB SITE 

   This week's featured web page from the Journal of Internet 
   Banking and Commerce describes the history of tally sticks, 
   the medieval precursor to the credit card. 

   "A woman in Atlanta, curious about a bunch of "twigs" that 
   had been passed down through several generations of her 
   family, contacted a Sotheby's representative about them. 
   They turned out to be a large collection of rare wooden tally 
   sticks, used in the 13th century to compute royal receipts, and 
   were sold at auction for $32,912.  The story of the wooden tally 
   stick provides a rich source of analogy and anecdote about the 
   evolution of money technologies." 

      http://www.arraydev.com/commerce/JIBC/9811-11.htm 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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