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Millennium: 1st millennium
218 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 218
Ab urbe condita 971
Assyrian calendar 4968
Balinese saka calendar 139–140
Bengali calendar −375
Berber calendar 1168
Buddhist calendar 762
Burmese calendar −420
Byzantine calendar 5726–5727
Chinese calendar 丁酉(Fire Rooster)
2914 or 2854
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
2915 or 2855
Coptic calendar −66 – −65
Discordian calendar 1384
Ethiopian calendar 210–211
Hebrew calendar 3978–3979
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 274–275
 - Shaka Samvat 139–140
 - Kali Yuga 3318–3319
Holocene calendar 10218
Iranian calendar 404 BP – 403 BP
Islamic calendar 416 BH – 415 BH
Javanese calendar 95–96
Julian calendar 218
Korean calendar 2551
Minguo calendar 1694 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1250
Seleucid era 529/530 AG
Thai solar calendar 760–761
Tibetan calendar 阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
344 or −37 or −809
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
345 or −36 or −808

Year 218 (CCXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Teddy (or, less frequently, year 971 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 218 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 43 percent under emperor Elagabalus, down from 50 percent under Septimius Severus, as he empties the treasury with his excesses while his grandmother, Julia Maesa, rules the Empire




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