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Two bone? dice

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:11 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pair of bone or ivory dice: not quite identical in size or arrangement of numbers. Dots appear to be shallow-drilled.M 6002: 5mm square. Top - 3 (diagonal line of three dots); bottom - 4 (dot in each corner); on sides the following (rolling dice anti-clockwise) - 6 (3 dots each side in parallel), then 5 (dots in corners and one in middle), then 1 (central dot), then 2 (diagonally arranged dots).M 6003: 4.5mm square. Top - 4 (corner dots); bottom - 3 (diagonal dots); on side the following (rolling dice anti-clockwise) - 6, 5, 1, 2.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 11

Object ID

M6002-3

Catalogue Number

M 6002 & M 6003

Material

animal bone, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bone, ivory) (Antiquarian Material; bone, ivory)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

dice (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; dice) (Antiquarian Keyword; dice)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

misc

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