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Illustrations:


Period source/s:

Illustration from PicDic3:
abacus-270x300-sfpp.jpg
Oriental abacus, SFPP

http://mistholme.com/dictionary/abacus/

Illustration/s from Brickbat's Armorial Stash - http://atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com/HeraldicArtBits.shtml:

Pennsic Traceable Art Project:
Abacus

Precedents:

July 2012 Cover Letter:
From Wreath: On Abacuses
A submission this month led to a discussion of period European and non-European abacuses. The European abacus, from Roman times through the end of our period, used grooves or lines drawn on a board, with counters placed in the grooves or simply on the lines. As a European artifact, this will be our default in the Society. The Oriental abacus, either Chinese or Japanese, used beads strung on a wire. While no evidence of its use in Europe has been presented, either in armory or in art of the period, it is similar enough in function and form to the European version, and there was enough contact between the East and the West that it is plausible that its existence was known. Therefore, as a non-European artifact, its use will be deemed a step from period practice.
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/07/12-07cl.html



In the Ordinary (as of 4/2012):