Glass astragal (knucklebone)

Glass; cast in a two-part mold | 1.7 x 1.1cm | 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Colorless.

Shaped like the knucklebone of a sheep or goat. Solid with mold seam along one end.

Intact; severe pitting and slight iridescent weathering.

In antiquity, one of the most popular games of chance was played with astragaloi, knucklebones ...
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