IIII or IV on a clock dial face? Why the difference

Clocks with Roman numerals have ‘4’ as ‘IV,’ while others use ‘IIII’. Why? There is no a definitive answer. There are a handful of competing theories and one of them might just be the correct one. Let’s look at a few. When Roman numerals were used by the Roman Empire, the name of the Romans’ … More IIII or IV on a clock dial face? Why the difference

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