Salamis tablet, marble

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Date
4th century BCE ca.
Dimensions
60 x 30 x 2 inches
Credit Line
Courtesy of the Epigraphical Museum, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Athens, Hellenic Democracy (EM 11515)
Copyright Owner
© Hellenic Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Keywords
Hand calculation; Mechanical calculation; Counting board; Table Abacus
Object ID
500004080

This table abacus apparently is the oldest surviving calculating device. It was found on the Greek island of Salamis and may be Babylonian.