Cistercian Numbers

The Cistercian Number System was devised by Cisterican monks in the early 13th century as a compact way to write numbers. Using these numerals any number from 1 to 9,999 can be written in a single glyph by combining the basic elements together on a vertical line. They were apparently based on a numeral system introduced by John of Basingstoke, Archdeacon of Leicester, and were used to some extent until the early 20th century.

Cistercian Numbers

Cistercian Numbers

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A Video about the Cistercian Numbers

Links

Information about Cistercian Numbers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cistercian_numerals
https://www.dcode.fr/cistercian-numbers
http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-104692.html
https://www.hsablonniere.com/a-clock-based-on-cistercian-numerals--hptit8/

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