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Roman financial tally sticks, British Museum, various dates eg 1st July (Kalends Quintilius) 46BC  (year of consuls G.Jul and Aem.Lep, ie Caesar and Lepidus) | by Ahala
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Roman financial tally sticks, British Museum, various dates eg 1st July (Kalends Quintilius) 46BC (year of consuls G.Jul and Aem.Lep, ie Caesar and Lepidus)

Herzog, Rudolf. Aus der Geschichte des Bankwesens im Altertum: Tesserae nummulariae, 1919, in RE 17, 1415-1455. "Nummularius: Validators of coins since the second half of the 2nd century BC. So-called tesserae nummularia guaranteed that money in a sealed container. Since the 1st century BC the four-sided tesserae had on side one the name of the nummularius (initially slaves, then released and free-born); on side 2 is the name of his owner, or the surname of a free nummularius; on side 3 the check note (spectavit) stating the day and month; and on side the consuls of the year

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