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The capitals MDCIII correspond to 1603, the year of Queen Elizabeth I's death.


 (krŏn′ə-grăm′, krō′nə-)
1. The record produced by a chronograph.
2. An inscribed phrase in which certain letters can be read as Roman numerals indicating a specific date.

chron′o·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
chron′o·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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the sections "On the Use of the Animal Cycle Among 'Turco-Mongols'" and "The Chronogrammatic Use of Animal Cycle Terms in Proper Names."