''Bristol Nail''

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

These items were designed in Bristol, England (15th Century). Made of metal, they were small Pedestals placed in Marketplaces and at “accepted” Trading locations. Small in shape and construction, they extended some 3 to 4 feet off the ground. They featured flattened “tops”. Resembling a giant “nail”, coinage for Goods and articles would be paid for with coinage, placed for counting on the top. The term “Cash on The Nail” - was derived from these clever outdoor “tables”.