Ancient Symbols

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Ancient Symbols
Range U+10190..U+101CF
(64 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Greek (1 char.)
Common (12 char.)
Symbol sets Roman weights and currency
Assigned 13 code points
Unused 51 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.1 12 (+12)
7.0 13 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Ancient Symbols is a Unicode block containing Roman characters for currency, weights, and measures.


Ancient Symbols[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1019x ๐† ๐†‘ ๐†’ ๐†“ ๐†” ๐†• ๐†– ๐†— ๐†˜ ๐†™ ๐†š ๐†›
U+101Ax ๐† 
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Ancient Symbols block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.1 U+10190..1019A 11 L2/06-173 Perry, David J. (2006-05-05), Proposal to Add Ancient Roman Weights and Monetary Signs to UCS 
L2/06-234 Perry, David J. (2006-07-30), Proposal to Add Ancient Roman Weights and Monetary Signs to UCS 
U+1019B 1 L2/06-269 N3218 Perry, David J. (2006-08-01), Proposal to Add Additional Ancient Roman Characters to UCS 
7.0 U+101A0 1 L2/12-034 N4194 Sosin, Joshua; Heilporn, Paul; Hoogendijk, Cisca; Mastronarde, Donald; Hickey, Todd; Anderson, Deborah (2012-01-23), Proposal for three Greek papyrological characters 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.