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11/30/2003: Stuff That Doesn't Suck

Evidence of Ancient Roman Geeks Unearthed

d20 (37k image)

Lot Description: A ROMAN GLASS GAMING DIE, Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Deep blue-green in color, the large twenty-sided die incised with a distinct symbol on each of its faces
2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) wide

Lot Notes: Several polyhedra in various materials with similar symbols are known from the Roman period. Modern scholarship has not yet established the game for which these dice were used.

For the geek who has it all, this fabulous piece of role playing history can be had for between $4000 and $6000 at Christie's.