Joseph B asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 month ago

Why Do Clock Faces Have IIII Instead of IV?

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  • 1 month ago
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     I have never seen one, so I looked into to it. There are two arguments:

    1. number of pieces needed for cast letters.

    2. Artistic balance.

    I happen to believe it is because some one wanted to be different and others copied them. Big Ben for example has IV.

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  • 1 month ago

    I've never seen one that did.

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