December 2, 2003

Die, Roman

20 SidedAt auction:

A ROMAN GLASS GAMING DIE
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Deep blue-green in color, the large twenty-sided die incised with a distinct symbol on each of its faces
2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) wide
Christies website also mentions: "Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used."

Clearly they were used to determine the outcome of battles, and whether or not people saved against magic spells. Isn't that what d20s are for? (Thanks for the link, Bob.)

Posted by James at December 2, 2003 4:25 PM
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Nice. Hey... Christmas is coming... ;-)

Posted by: julie at December 3, 2003 12:55 PM

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