Collection: Museum of Ancient Cultures

Roman Die

Accession # MU4098
Culture Roman
Period Mid-High Empire
Date 1st Century CE
Provenance Unknown
Material/s Bone
Dimensions 0.9cm (h) x 0.9cm (w) x 0.9cm (l)
Collection Museum of Ancient Cultures
Source Macquarie University, MAC
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MU4098 is a small bone Roman die (tesserae). Like modern dice, MU4098 has six sides each of which has had dots drilled into it. The sides of the die are numbered in normal sequence from 1-6. Die such as this are widely attested in both Pompeii and Herculaneum and would have been commonly used for games and gambling.

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Museum of Ancient Cultures (2019). Roman Die, MU4098. // (accessed on: 10 December 2019).

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