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U+10195 ROMAN SILIQUA SIGN

U+10195 was added to Unicode in version 5.1 (2008). It belongs to the block U+10190 to U+101CF Ancient Symbols in the U+10000 to U+1FFFF Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+10195 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

The siliqua (plural siliquae) is the modern name given (without any ancient evidence to confirm the designation) to small, thin, Roman silver coins produced in the 4th century A.D. and later. When the coins were in circulation, the Latin word siliqua was a unit, perhaps of weight defined by one late Roman writer as one twenty-fourth of a Roman solidus.

"Siliqua vicesima quarta pars solidi est, ab arbore, cuius semen est, vocabulum tenens."
A siliqua is one-twentyfourth of a solidus [coin] and the name is taken from the seed of a tree.

The term siliqua comes from the siliqua graeca, the seed of the carob tree, which in the Roman weight system is equivalent to 1⁄6 of a scruple (1⁄1728 of a Roman pound or about 0.19 grams).

The term has been applied in modern times to various silver coins on the premise that the coins were valued at 1⁄24 of the gold solidus (which weighed 1⁄72 of a Roman pound) and therefore represented a siliqua of gold in value. Since gold was worth about 12 times as much as silver in ancient Rome (in Diocletian's Edict of Maxmimum Prices of 301), such a silver coin would have a theoretical weight of 2.22Β grams ((4.45 grams/24)x12 = 2.22 grams). This has not prevented the term from being applied today to silver coins issued by Constantine, which initially weighed 3.4Β grams and to the later silver (heavy) "siliqua" of Constantius II of c. 3 grams, but it would fit the later "reduced siliqua" from after the reform of 355 which weighed about 2.2Β grams. These are called "light" or "reduced" siliquae to differentiate them. The term is one of convenience, as no name for these coins is indicated by contemporary sources. Thin silver coins as late as the 7th century AD which weigh about 2–3Β grams are known as siliquae by numismatic convention.

The majority of examples suffer striking cracks (testimony to their fast production) or extensive clipping (removing silver from the edge of the coin), and thus to find both an untouched and undamaged example is fairly uncommon. It is thought that by clipping, siliquae provided the first coinage of the Saxons, as this reduced them to around the same size as a sceat, and there is considerable evidence from archaeological sites of this period, that siliquae and many other Roman coins were utilized by Saxons as pendants, lucky charms, currency and curiosities.

Representations

System Representation
NΒΊ 65941
UTF-8 F0 90 86 95
UTF-16 D8 00 DD 95
UTF-32 00 01 01 95
URL-Quoted %F0%90%86%95
HTML-Escape 𐆕
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake 𐆕

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age 5.1 (2008)
Unicode Name ROMAN SILIQUA SIGN
Unicode 1 Name β€”
Block Ancient Symbols
General Category Other Symbol
Script Common
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Lowercase ✘
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Uppercase ✘
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Case Folding Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
ASCII Hex Digit ✘
Alphabetic ✘
Bidi Control ✘
Bidi Mirrored ✘
Composition Exclusion ✘
Case Ignorable ✘
Changes When Casefolded ✘
Changes When Casemapped ✘
Changes When NFKC Casefolded ✘
Changes When Lowercased ✘
Changes When Titlecased ✘
Changes When Uppercased ✘
Cased ✘
Full Composition Exclusion ✘
Default Ignorable Code Point ✘
Dash ✘
Deprecated ✘
Diacritic ✘
Emoji Modifier Base ✘
Emoji Component ✘
Emoji Modifier ✘
Emoji Presentation ✘
Emoji ✘
Extender ✘
Extended Pictographic ✘
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base βœ”
Grapheme Extend ✘
Grapheme Link ✘
Hex Digit ✘
Hyphen ✘
ID Continue ✘
ID Start ✘
IDS Binary Operator ✘
IDS Trinary Operator and ✘
Ideographic ✘
Indic Mantra Category β€”
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name β€”
Join Control ✘
Logical Order Exception ✘
Math ✘
Noncharacter Code Point ✘
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic ✘
Other Default Ignorable Code Point ✘
Other Grapheme Extend ✘
Other ID Continue ✘
Other ID Start ✘
Other Lowercase ✘
Other Math ✘
Other Uppercase ✘
Prepended Concatenation Mark ✘
Pattern Syntax ✘
Pattern White Space ✘
Quotation Mark ✘
Regional Indicator ✘
Radical ✘
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted ✘
Sentence Terminal ✘
Terminal Punctuation ✘
Unified Ideograph ✘
Variation Selector ✘
Word Break Other
White Space ✘
XID Continue ✘
XID Start ✘
Expands On NFC ✘
Expands On NFD ✘
Expands On NFKC ✘
Expands On NFKD ✘
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment β€”
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+10195 Roman Siliqua Sign
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R