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Roman basalt lead and silver letter cube

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

Full image caption

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.

Image Details

Date
 
43 AD - 450 AD
Image Number
 
001253

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