Acrophonic numerals

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Acrophonic numeral signs use the first letter of certain numbers and currency values to stand for the whole: pi stands for πέντε, delta for δέκα, heta for ἑκατόν, and so on. Individual signs may be combined within a single character to represent compund values: the value 50, for example, in the acrophonic system is represented by a delta (δέκα: 10) written within a pi (πέντε: 5), to indicate 5 x 10.

Traditional typographic representation

EpiDoc Encoding

  1. <measure type="currency" unit="stater" value="50" dim="none"><num value="50" type="acrophonic" /></measure> 

EpiDoc appearance with standard XSLT


The Greek acrophonic numerals are now in Unicode, and EpiDoc recommend that these characters now be used and simply tagged as any other numeral or currency measure.

Questions and issues

Responsibility for this section

CVS Information

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