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Dice
Date Made/Found: 30 BC-395 AD
Donor: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Stone
Dimensions: Height: 14mm, Width: 12mm, Length: 15mm
Place Object Found: Alexandria
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J7.10.75.73
This is a dice from Alexandria in Egypt. It is made from a dark purple veined stone, possibly serpentine. The numbered faces are formed of irregularly drilled holes, some of which are still filled with a white inlay. It probably dates to the period of Roman rule in Egypt, around 30 BC to 395 AD.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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