LXXIIX [Roman numerals]

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  • Mrs JJJ

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    English (British)
    I'd never seen such an example, but I checked the wikipedia entry for Roman numerals and it actually mentions XIIX.

    >> "Double subtractives" also occur, such as XIIX or even IIXX instead of XVIII." <<
    (The entry gives relevant grammar book references.)

    So, breaking it down, LXXIIX would be: L + X + X + (X - II)
    I make that 78.


    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    This Historical Anatomies site seems to confirm that LXXIIX is intended to mean 78, although the number is incorrect.
    The second volume gives Casseri as the author with the title Tabulae anatomicae LXXIIX and consists almost entirely of the 97 plates (not 78 as the title proclaims).
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