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Highest number in this renewed, old, unpositional numeration :  "ZQIzqi"  =  1, 999 999.

The new latin alphabetic numeration, for 1993 in the so-called  modern AJR-standard .

Examples :  The Year of Beriah equals 5767, i.e. greek-letter numeral : as the latin : "  ".

The Year of Hijra  (magreb)  or    (orient)  equals 1428, greek numeral : or in latin : " ".

Remark :  The alphabetic numeration is often abused by superstitious numerology.  In ancient times, greek mathematicians employed it seriously.

Other notes and references :

The greek alphabetic numerals are attested since third century BC. (Ref. :  Museum of Kairo, piece N 65 445, published by Guraud & Jouguet P., Kairo, 1938)

Still today all Greeks know this alphabetic numeration, next to the greek akrophonic numbers (similar to roman numbers) and the positional indo-arabic system.

During European Middle-Ages, the use of the greek alphabetic numerals    next to the official roman numbers    is attested, even inside West-Rom territories.

Virtually all the alphabets adapted the greek alphabetic numerals (hebrew, arabic, armenian, georgian, russian a. m. o. m. )  The use of original greek letters is

western standard during Middle-Ages. The doubtful, tardif adaption to the latin 23-letter alphabet (still without J, U & W) is however described by A. Kirchner,

in Oedipi Aegyptiaci, 1635, Volume II, pars prima, page 488 :  with K = 10,  T = 100  and  Z = 500.     Since the 15th century indo-arabic system was adopted.

The performed, modern, latin alphabetic numeration was created in AD MCM.XCIII by Micheal Florencetime,

who put an invented, so-called  gamma-ny    lower case       at the 15th place of a 27-latin-letter numeral alphabet.

The latin alphabetical numerals are used, notably by the years of lunar Eras, since they are also expressed by hebrew and arabic alphabetic numerals.





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