Records are wherever you find them. In 1480, good quality paper was scarce and anything that was available was re-used. The London College of Arms, headquarters of British heraldry, recently discovered papers from a book of debtors and creditors for Florentine merchant-banking company, Domenicio Villani & Partners. The banking records, only half-covered by the design, date from 1422-24 and hint at the extensive trade in wool and other commodities produced in Britain during the era. The paper was "re-used" about 1480 to record coats of arms.
You can read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-07-qm-historians-medieval-banking-hidden.html.
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