Of course you love a good antique find (otherwise you wouldn’t be here, right?), and at one time or another you have probably picked up an old leather-bound book with just the right patina. Blowing off the dust, you open it up to see just how old this book is.

And run smack-dab into the date at the bottom of a page IN ROMAN NUMERALS.

Who remembers this stuff from school, anyway? Relax. You don’t have to. If you like the looks and price of the book and can’t wait to carry it home, no problem. Just pull up either of these websites on your computer: www.convertit.com OR www.thecalculatorsite.com. Both sites have Roman numerals converters. Find the converter, type in the Roman numerals from your old book, and click on “convert.” You’ll have the publishing date in a second. Easy.

P.S. Just in case your kids are still having to learn Roman numerals in school, you might want to share this site with them.

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