Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Discovery of a New Roman Numeral at UCLA

Atop 300 Medical Plaza, UCLA seems to have discovered a new Roman numeral for 4: IIII.

Update: Laura G. Mitchell pointed out that the IV may be in use inside the medical building.

And then there is:

1 comment:

Andrew Sabl said...

The romans used IIII fairly frequently. The idea that it always had to be IV was a later standardization (may have been as late as modern Europe). So, yes, IIII is non-standard now, but it's not a "new" Roman numeral. It's an old one.