The year 686 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 68 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 686 BC 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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686 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar686 BC
DCLXXXV BC
Ab urbe condita68
Ancient Egypt eraXXV dynasty, 67
- PharaohTaharqa, 5
Ancient Greek era23rd Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4065
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1278
Berber calendar265
Buddhist calendar−141
Burmese calendar−1323
Byzantine calendar4823–4824
Chinese calendar甲午(Wood Horse)
2011 or 1951
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2012 or 1952
Coptic calendar−969 – −968
Discordian calendar481
Ethiopian calendar−693 – −692
Hebrew calendar3075–3076
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−629 – −628
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2415–2416
Holocene calendar9315
Iranian calendar1307 BP – 1306 BP
Islamic calendar1347 BH – 1346 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1648
Minguo calendar2597 before ROC
民前2597年
Nanakshahi calendar−2153
Thai solar calendar−143 – −142
Tibetan calendar阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
−559 or −940 or −1712
    — to —
阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
−558 or −939 or −1711

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