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S/5048 Antique 19th Century Oriental Abacus

An interesting Oriental abacus, which has on the larger section seventeen spindles with five wooden conical counters on each. Each counter was worth ten. These are below a further section with a single counter on each spindle worth fifty. These are all fitted in a hardwood polished frame. The whole has a medium colour and retains a patination.

Sold 14 in. (37.5 cm.) Wide
4 in. (11.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3 cm.) High
Oriental Circa 1880