Roman numerals are a unique numerical system that originated with the Romans. This system uses a combination of letters to represent specific base numbers and other numbers in a way that combines both addition and subtraction. For example, the Roman numeral XLVII represents the number 47 in numeric form. These numerals are created using various symbols, primarily letters from the English alphabet. For instance, the number 5 is represented by the letter V. Roman numerals are commonly used in naming, such as Class I, Class II, Class X, and more.

Roman numerals are an ancient numbering system that remains in use today. In this system, letters are used to represent fixed positive numbers. The Roman numerals I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X correspond to the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, respectively.

Beyond 10, Roman numerals continue with XI for 11, XII for 12, XIII for 13, and so on, up to XX for 20. The most commonly used Roman numerals, which represent basic numbers, are listed in the table below.

The list of Roman Numerals from 1 to 100 provides the translation of each number into its corresponding Roman numeral. Understanding these numerals helps students grasp how to convert and form new numbers using Roman counting. Explore the rules for writing Roman numerals from 1 to 100 on this page and enhance your knowledge of this ancient numbering system.

Number |
Roman Numeral |
Number |
Roman Numeral |

1 | I | 51 | LI |

2 | II | 52 | LII |

3 | III | 53 | LIII |

4 | IV | 54 | LIV |

5 | V | 55 | LV |

6 | VI | 56 | LVI |

7 | VII | 57 | LVII |

8 | VIII | 58 | LVIII |

9 | IX | 59 | LIX |

10 | X | 60 | LX |

11 | XI | 61 | LXI |

12 | XII | 62 | LXII |

13 | XIII | 63 | LXIII |

14 | XIV | 64 | LXIV |

15 | XV | 65 | LXV |

16 | XVI | 66 | LXVI |

17 | XVII | 67 | LXVII |

18 | XVIII | 68 | LXVIII |

19 | XIX | 69 | LXIX |

20 | XX | 70 | LXX |

21 | XXI | 71 | LXXI |

22 | XXII | 72 | LXXII |

23 | XXIII | 73 | LXXIII |

24 | XXIV | 74 | LXXIV |

25 | XXV | 75 | LXXV |

26 | XXVI | 76 | LXXVI |

27 | XXVII | 77 | LXXVII |

28 | XXVIII | 78 | LXXVIII |

29 | XXIX | 79 | LXXIX |

30 | XXX | 80 | LXXX |

31 | XXXI | 81 | LXXXI |

32 | XXXII | 82 | LXXXII |

33 | XXXIII | 83 | LXXXIII |

34 | XXXIV | 84 | LXXXIV |

35 | XXXV | 85 | LXXXV |

36 | XXXVI | 86 | LXXXVI |

37 | XXXVII | 87 | LXXXVII |

38 | XXXVIII | 88 | LXXXVIII |

39 | XXXIX | 89 | LXXXIX |

40 | XL | 90 | XC |

41 | XLI | 91 | XCI |

42 | XLII | 92 | XCII |

43 | XLIII | 93 | XCIII |

44 | XLIV | 94 | XCIV |

45 | XLV | 95 | XCV |

46 | XLVI | 96 | XCVI |

47 | XLVII | 97 | XCVII |

48 | XLVIII | 98 | XCVIII |

49 | XLIX | 99 | XCIX |

50 | L | 100 | C |

Once you have practiced the earlier list, you can easily identify and understand the Roman numerals ranging from 100 to 1000 as well."

Number |
Roman Numerals |
Evaluation |

100 | C | 100 |

200 | CC | 100 + 100 |

300 | CCC | 100 + 100 + 100 |

400 | CD | 500 – 100 |

500 | D | 500 |

600 | DC | 500 + 100 |

700 | DCC | 500 + 100 + 100 |

800 | DCCC | 500 + 100 + 100 + 100 |

900 | CM | 1000 – 100 |

1000 | M | 1000 |

Arabic and Roman numerals | |
---|---|

Arabic | Roman |

1 | I |

2 | II |

3 | III |

4 | IV |

5 | V |

6 | VI |

7 | VII |

8 | VIII |

9 | IX |

10 | X |

11 | XI |

12 | XII |

13 | XIII |

14 | XIV |

15 | XV |

16 | XVI |

17 | XVII |

18 | XVIII |

19 | XIX |

20 | XX |

21 | XXI |

22 | XXII |

23 | XXIII |

24 | XXIV |

30 | XXX |

40 | XL |

50 | L |

60 | LX |

70 | LXX |

80 | LXXX |

90 | XC |

100 | C |

101 | CI |

102 | CII |

200 | CC |

300 | CCC |

400 | CD |

500 | D |

600 | DC |

700 | DCC |

800 | DCCC |

900 | CM |

1,000 | M |

1,001 | MI |

1,002 | MII |

1,900 | MCM |

2,000 | MM |

2,001 | MMI |

2,002 | MMII |

2,100 | MMC |

3,000 | MMM |

4,000 | or MMMM |

5,000 |

Roman letters are derived from the English alphabet, but not all English letters are considered Roman. Out of the 26 English alphabets, 23 are recognized as Roman letters, with J, U, and W being exceptions. Therefore, the Roman letters are as follows: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Y, and Z. These letters are also referred to as Roman symbols.

**Basic Symbols:**The basic symbols and their values are:`I = 1`

`V = 5`

`X = 10`

`L = 50`

`C = 100`

`D = 500`

`M = 1000`

**Addition:**When a smaller numeral is placed before a larger one, its value is subtracted from the larger numeral. For example,`IV = 4`

(5 - 1).**Subtraction:**When a smaller numeral follows a larger one, their values are added together. For example,`VI = 6`

(5 + 1).**Repetition:**The same numeral can be repeated up to three times to increase its value. For example,`III = 3`

, and`XXX = 30`

.**Limitations on Repetition:**Numerals like`V`

,`L`

, and`D`

are never repeated because their values are already substantial (5, 50, and 500, respectively).**Combining Symbols:**Larger numbers are created by combining these symbols according to these rules. For example,`LVIII = 58`

(50 + 5 + 3).