Game Pieces

 

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Dice Roller
Dice Roller
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Lion Shaped Game Piece
Lion Shaped Game Piece
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Knucklebones Dice and Game Pieces
Knucklebones Dice and Game Pieces
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Knucklebones
Knucklebones
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Dice
Dice
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Game Pieces
Game Pieces
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Dice Roller
Dice Roller

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Dice Roller (Replica)

 

Date: around 367 AD.

Place: Froitzheim, North Rhein [Germany]

 

The inscription on the front of the dice roller reads: 'The Picts, a tribe folk are defeated. Destroyed the enemies, play safely.'

 

Photographed at the Limesmuseum, Aalen, Germany.

 

 

Lion Shaped Game Piece
Lion Shaped Game Piece

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Lion Shaped Game Piece

 

Date: 2875 BC (Late dynasty 1)

Place: Egypt

 

Made from elephant ivory

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Knucklebones Dice and Game Pieces
Knucklebones Dice and Game Pieces

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Bone Knucklebones

Date: 2000 - 1800 BC

Place: Shusin Temple, Tell Asmar

 

Ceramic Playing Pieces

Date: 2330 - 2150 BC

Place: Residential neighbourhood of Tell Asmar

 

Ceramic Dice

Date: 2330 - 2150 BC

Place: Khafajah

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Knucklebones
Knucklebones

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Knucklebones

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

Dice
Dice

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Dice

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Dice

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

 

It is likely that the Roman soldiers used dice to gamble for Jesus clothes at the foot of the cross (Luke 23:34).

Game Pieces
Game Pieces

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Dice and Game Pieces

 

Date: None given

Place: Korgen & Bobingen

 

Made from glass and bone

 

Photographed at the Limesmuseum, Aalen, Germany.

Game Pieces
Game Pieces

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Knucklebones, Game Pieces & Dice

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: Pompeii

 

Made from wood, lead, bronze and bone.

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Glass Game Pieces
Glass Game Pieces

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Glass Game Pieces

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: From tomb of a young woman, North of Rome.

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Named Game Pieces
Named Game Pieces

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Named Game Pieces

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Inscribed Ivory Game Pieces

 

1) MALE (E)ST:  'bad luck'

2) VICTOR

3) NUGATOR: 'Trifler'

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

Game Pieces
Game Pieces

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Counters Inscribed with Numerals

 

1) Rock Crystal marked XV IE

2) Rock Crystal marked IIII 'delta'

3) Obsidian marked XIIII

4) Rock Crystal marked XIIII

 

Said to be from Pompeii

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.