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ERIC Number: EJ177847
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Origin of Roman Numerals
Dapre, P. A.
Didaskalos, 5, 3, 359-60, 77
A theory on the origin of Roman numerals proposes that the principal numbers can be stylized in terms of a square. It is speculated that the abacus or its equivalents, such as the counter or chequer-board, was used to count before the alphabet became common. (SW)
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