Out of all the myriad piece online saying ‘such and such goes back to the Romans’, this is a new one on me, from the Mirror.
The Romans invented cheques in the first century BC By Melanie Wright,
They were called “praesciptiones”. By the third century AD, banks in Persia adopted the system, using letters of credit known as sakks – the origin of the word cheques.
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