roman numerals

are roman numerals in numeric order also in alphabetical order??

I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
etc
X
and so forth ??

in other words, were the romans smart enough to design roman numerals so that they could be put in the same order either numerically or alphabetically?


<<in other words, were the romans smart enough to design roman numerals so that they could be put in the same order either numerically or alphabetically?>>

No.
49 is XLIX
50 is L
400 is CD
Those are in numerical but not alphabetical order. I could cite many other examples.


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