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Gaming die

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This roughly cubic gaming piece is in severely worn and battered condition. There are not indications of surface color or glaze. The numbers are indicated by holes that may have been filled with black.


From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Naukratis, Egypt


Width x length: 2.3 x 2.4 cm (7/8 x 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational