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LOT 0757

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 350 - 470
USD ($) 370 - 500

Sold for (Inc. bp): £715

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ROMAN ROCK CRYSTAL DICE PAIR
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

A pair of carved rock crystal cuboid dice with incised ring-and-dot markings disposed 1:6, 2:5, 3:4. 3/8 in. (4.05 grams total, 9 mm each). Very fine condition. [2]

PROVENANCE:
Acquired Munich, Germany, late 1990s.
Property of an East London gentleman.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Beutler, F. et al., Der Adler Roms. Carnuntum und der Armee der Cäsaren, Bad-Deutsch Altenberg, 2017, item 724, for type.