What does the C in this date mean?

I have to write a paper on the Temple of Portunus (ca. 1C BCE). What's the "C" after circa (ca.) 1 mean? (It's not in my lesson.)

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Century

  • 1 decade ago

    That looks like the c for "circa": latin for "around" or "about". In other words not an exact date.

    On second thought, I think that first young lady may be right. Century. Looks like they are using "ca." for "circa", and C for 100.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    c is 100 in Roman Numerals

    example MMC is 2100

    CXI is 111

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you'll find it means century.

    1C means first century.

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