How the old Slavs (Serbs) wrote numbers

  title={How the old Slavs (Serbs) wrote numbers},
  author={Mirko R. Deji{\'c}},
  journal={BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics},
  pages={17 - 2}
  • M. Dejić
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • History
  • BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics
Traces of old Slav literacy date back to the second half of the ninth century. The first missionaries among the Slavs were the educators and monks, brothers Cyril (827–869) and Methodius (?–885), who compiled the Old Slavic alphabet. The basis of this alphabet was the ancient Greek cursive script. The Slavic alphabet led to the appearance of mathematical literacy among the Old Slavs, which means among the Serbs too. Numerals were written using letters, following the Greek alphabetic system. As… 
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