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Rock Crystal 20 sided dice
1st-2nd Century AD
Roman Imperial Period
Rock crystal twenty-sided dice, marked X and I on two adjoining faces
(Source: The British Museum)

Rock Crystal 20 sided dice

1st-2nd Century AD

Roman Imperial Period

Rock crystal twenty-sided dice, marked X and I on two adjoining faces

(Source: The British Museum)

Admin Update and Suggestion Sunday

Hey guys!

We’ve had a crazy morning. Woken up to discover our 20 sided die has gone completely viral! It’s everywhere! Just search “Ancient Egyptian d20” and see what we mean!

We want to thank you guys for spreading the word about this ancient object and while we haven’t always been credited for it, we’re proud that something we discovered in the Met Museum’s database has sparked an interest for so many people!

Suggestion Sunday

The ask box is open for Suggestion Sunday as per usual and we remind you to check all our tags and previous asks before submitting and also to make sure that the culture is not after 500 AD as that is our cut off point.

The ask box is here and anon is on if you wish to use it.

Happy Inboxing!

The Ancient Peoples Team

Stone Dice

Greek

1st Century AD

20 sided dice made of stone, inscribed with letters of the Greek alphabet (from alpha to upsilon)

(Source: The British Museum)

Serpentine twenty-sided die from the Ptolemaic Period, Egypt.

The first twenty letters from the Greek alphabet are inscribed on its sides. A die like this would’ve been used for a variety of purposes, from fortune telling to gambling and gaming. 

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (click image for item link)

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