Ancient Art, Antiquities & Ancient Coins

Roman Bronze Astragalus Gaming Piece 1st-3rd Century AD

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A Roman bronze astragalus in the shape of a knucklebone with a hole in the middle; 49 grams, 33mm.Very fine condition. It is one of the most popular games of chance, used like dice or like jacks, thrown in the air and caught on the back of the hand..Ref: The British Museum, Registration number 1880.3485.From the private collection of European collector; acquired on the German art market around 2000.