In Ancient Britain, the numerals were as follows:
In Cumbria it was usual for shepherds to count their sheep, using these ancient numbers, well into the nineteenth century.
Jake Thackeray, the great folk singer, wrote a song using the Cumbrian shepherds' numbers. They certainly have a rhythmic and soothing quality.
Next time you find it hard to sleep,
Use Cumbrian to count your sheep!