AD 60

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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AD 60 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 60
LX
Ab urbe condita813
Assyrian calendar4810
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−533
Berber calendar1010
Buddhist calendar604
Burmese calendar−578
Byzantine calendar5568–5569
Chinese calendar己未(Earth Goat)
2756 or 2696
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
2757 or 2697
Coptic calendar−224 – −223
Discordian calendar1226
Ethiopian calendar52–53
Hebrew calendar3820–3821
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat116–117
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3160–3161
Holocene calendar10060
Iranian calendar562 BP – 561 BP
Islamic calendar579 BH – 578 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 60
LX
Korean calendar2393
Minguo calendar1852 before ROC
民前1852年
Nanakshahi calendar−1408
Seleucid era371/372 AG
Thai solar calendar602–603
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
186 or −195 or −967
    — to —
阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
187 or −194 or −966
The Roman Empire in 60

AD 60 (LX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Caesar and Lentulus (or, less frequently, year 813 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 60 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

The year 60 is the first identifiable year for which a date is cited complete with day of the week, i.e. 6 February 60, identified as a "Sunday" (as viii idus Februarius dies solis "eighth day before the ides of February, day of the Sun") in a Pompeiian graffito. According to the currently-used Julian calendar, 6 February 60 was a Wednesday (dies Mercurii, "day of Mercury"). This is explained by the existence of two conventions of naming days of the weeks based on the planetary hours system, 6 February was a "Sunday" based on the sunset naming convention, and a "Wednesday" based on the sunrise naming convention.[1]

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  1. ^ Nerone Caesare Augusto Cosso Lentuol Cossil fil. Cos. VIII idus Febr(u)arius dies solis, luna XIIIIX nun(dinae) Cumis, V (idus Februarias) nun(dinae) Pompeis. Robert Hannah, "Time in Written Spaces", in: Peter Keegan, Gareth Sears, Ray Laurence (eds.), Written Space in the Latin West, 200 BC to AD 300, A&C Black, 2013, p. 89.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 16–20. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  3. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.30.
  4. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.31.
  5. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History 62.2.
  6. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 47. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  7. ^ Tacitus, Annals.
  8. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History.