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Topic: about 4000 BC: Clay Accounting Tokens
In the Middle East, clay tokens were used to represent the number of trade goods. E.g. if a salesman was sent to sale 3 cows and 2 sheep, the purchaser receiving the goods also received a vessel sealed by the owner with 3 clay tokens representing cows and 2 clay tokens representing sheep.
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- Gericke, Helmuth: "Mathematik in Antike, Orient und Abendland", fourierverlag, 2003, 6th Edition