ROMAN function

Converts an arabic numeral to roman, as text.

Syntax

ROMAN(number,form)

Number     is the arabic numeral you want converted.

Form     is a number specifying the type of roman numeral you want. The roman numeral style ranges from Classic to Simplified, becoming more concise as the value of form increases. See the example ROMAN(499,0) below.

Form

Type

0 or omitted

Classic.

1

More concise. See example below.

2

More concise. See example below.

3

More concise. See example below.

4

Simplified.

TRUE

Classic.

FALSE

Simplified.

Remarks

  • If number is negative, the #VALUE! error value is returned.

  • If number is greater than 3999, the #VALUE! error value is returned.

Examples

Formula

Description (Result)

=ROMAN(499,0)

Classic roman numeral style for 499 (CDXCIX)

=ROMAN(499,1)

More concise version for 499 (LDVLIV)

=ROMAN(499,2)

More concise version for 499 (XDIX)

=ROMAN(499,3)

More concise version for 499 (VDIV)

=ROMAN(499,4)

More concise version for 499 (ID)

=ROMAN(2013,0)

Classic roman numeral style for 2013 (MMXIII)

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