Roman basalt lead and silver letter cube
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

Roman basalt lead and silver letter cube

Unknown

© Museum of London

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Cube of basalt stone with carved capital letters on each side. The lettering is picked out on lead or silver. Each side bears a combination of letters corresponding to the numbers on a normal die. This die must have come from a form of word game. Other examples are known from elsewhere in Roman but its meaning is unclear.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

43 AD - 450 AD
 

Image Number

001253
 

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