Medieval lawyers wrote on sheepskin, to prevent fraud

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Back then , it was very difficult to make counterfeit sheep skins.:unsure:;)
 

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"The continuing use of sheepskin over goat or calfskin in later centuries was likely influenced by their greater availability and lower cost."
I think this was probably the more relevant variable, at least into the 17thc. But the angle about fraud is interesting.
 

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