Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 188485, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1888, pages 253372
written by "Thomas, Cyrus, 18251910"

...e particulars with the theory. It will
also be observed that the symbol represented by S answers to the number
20.
In the lowest division of the same plate is another similar series, as
follows:
XII
Ezanab
}
Akbal
20 + 9, II; 11, XIII; 18, V; 7, XII.
Lamat
Been
Ezanab
This terminates with XII, the number over the column; the sum of the
black numbers is 65, a multiple of thirteen and precisely the interval
between the successive days of the column, taking the week numbers into
consideration, which is always to be understood in speaking of these
intervals unless the contrary is expressly stated.
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Fig. 361.
In the middle division of Plate 8 is a short series connected with a day
column containing the following days, reading downwards, as usual: Manik,
Cauac, Chuen, Akbal, Men. The symbol for Akbal (Fig. 361), is a very
unusual one, reminding us strongly of a skull, which may possibly have
given origin to the symbol. The numerals of the series are as follows: 20
+ 6, VIII; 20 + 6, VIII; the number over the column, VIII; and the
interval between the days, 52.
In Plate 15, division c, is the following series, which differs from
those given in having two day columns instead of one:
III
III
Lamat
Ix
Ahau
Cimi
}
12, II; 14, III.
Eb
Ezanab
Kan
Oc
Cib
Ik
The final number is the same as that over the columns; the sum of the
black numbers is 26, which is a multiple of 13; but in this case in
counting the intervals the days are to be taken alternately from the two
columns.
Commencing with 3 Lamat on our calendar and counting 26 days brings us to
3 Ix; 26 more to 3 Ahau; 26 more to 3 Cimi, and so on to the end.
In the lower divisi...
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