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Roman ivory die, 1st-3rd century

Roman ivory die, 1st-3rd century

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Roman ivory die, 1st-3rd century. Dice were popular throughout antiquity for playing games and gambling. In some places, dice were mounted on supports and used as oracles by the public to ask for advice from the gods. This ivory die measures 1.7 by 1.7 centimetres. It is part of the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA.

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