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Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values. The Roman numeral system is a cousin of Etruscan numerals. Use of Roman numerals continued after the decline of the Roman Empire. From the 14th century on, Roman numerals began to be replaced in most contexts by more convenient Hindu-Arabic numerals.

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Circa 1920 Art Deco diamond set lady's turtle wristwatch by Cartier, Paris: the tortoise shaped silvered dial with black Roman numerals, rose diamond set bezel and winder, the shaped rectangular shoulders pierced and millegrain set with rose diamonds, mounted in platinum, the case back in gold.

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