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Early Modern Counter

One side of the counter with a man using a counting board and letters surrounding the edge.
One side of the counter with the alphabet in the middle and lettering around the edge.

Annotation

An early modern counter of the "Reichenmaster" style, with one side showing a picture of a man using a counting board and the other side showing the alphabet. These counters were used in classrooms to teach students both to read and perform basic arithmetic.

This source is part of the History of Pre-Modern Math Methods module. 

Credits

Image and item author's own. 

How to Cite This Source

"Early Modern Counter ," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/early-modern-counter-0 [accessed February 23, 2024]