There are 13 digits in the year 1888. In roman numerals, it is written as MDCCCLXXXVIII. The next year that also will have 13 digits is 2388, and will be surpassed in 2888 with 14 characters.

Roman numerals are a 2000 year old numbering system, where letters are used to replace numbers and can be combined to create any number. Each symbol has a corresponding number, I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100 D=500 M=1000. When written in roman numerals, 1888 translates to

• M = 1000

• DCCC = 800

• LXXX = 80

• VIII = 8

The longest number using traditional roman numerals is 3,888.

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