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RNA7

Reference: RNA7 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Probably Tunisia

Date: 150 230 AD

Description:

On discus: two male figures seated on high-backed armchairs facing each other, with game board resting on their knees, the r. figure holding dice cup in r. hand.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Notes:
Cf. Allard Pierson, APM12325; (subject) Bailey, Via Gabina, 131; (shoulder) BMC III, Q1716.


Comments:
The figures appear to be playing duodecim scripta, a Roman predecessor of backgammon.


RNA7



Last edited: 27-03-2009

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