A ROMAN GLASS GAMING DIEChristies website also mentions: "Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used."
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
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