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Aesthetics beats the rules

Observed at Abbey St. Methodist Church, Dublin, January 2010.

This is a clear case of aesthetics taking precendence over the rules. While 1820 would normally be rendered as MDCCCXX, 1901 would normally be MCMI. However this might have looked a bit unbalanced so the architect/mason decided to render the two dates in roman numerals at approximately the same length.

Perish the thought that it is just a typo in stone.

Just for reference, the image below shows the correct roman numeral version.

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