Roman Numerals Converter

This page allows you to convert to and from roman numerals. Simply enter either a whole numeric value between 1 and 3999 or a set of roman numerals into the box below and click the 'convert' button.





Below is a list of roman numerals and their numeric value.

M: 1000      D: 500      C: 100      L: 50      X: 10      V: 5      I: 1

What are Roman Numerals?

Roman numerals were the standard system of numbering used by the Romans in ancient Rome. Used primarily for counting, they were adapted from the Etruscan numerals system. The original system of numerals used in the classical era was altered slightly in the Middle Ages, resulting in the numeral system that we use today. Letters represent values as numerals.

Some of the common uses of roman numerals in everyday life include use in clock faces, chapter numbering and copyrighting in books, and numbered lists. Sometimes dates are given in Roman numerals for the dating of movies and television programmes. Also, some sporting events, such as the Olympics, the Superbowl and Wrestling events use them.

The roman numerals converter script on this page was adapted from a script created by Steven H Gibbs.

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