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Collection: Macquarie University History Museum

Astragalus bone

Knucklebone

Accession # MU4492
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Material/s Bone
Dimensions 19.57mm (l) x 29.72mm (w) x 17.54mm (d)
Collection Macquarie University History Museum
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Classification Bone
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Ankle or knucklebone from a sheep used in games. The piece of bone has had a lead weight attached or inserted,and it appears that each side may have been weighted.
Jacks or Knuckle bones is a game still played today,using five bones or bone-like pieces. Alternatively,another game involved marking number on the bones and using them like dice.

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Macquarie University History Museum (2020). Astragalus bone, MU4492. //objectbasedlearning.com/Macquarie-University-History-Museum/MU4492 (accessed on: 14 June 2020).

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