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Ancient Roman pair of Miniature bone dice
1st /3ed Century Ad
Dice such as these were carried all across the Roman Empire by traveling, marching legionnaires during the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. After a long, hard day of toil and misery soldiers would congregate rowdily around fires, and in taverns, drinking and playing games of chance with their dice.
They are even referred to in the Bible:
John 19:24 Then the soldiers when they crucified Jesus took His outer garments and they made four parts, a part to every soldier. So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture: “They divided my outer garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.”
Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots (throwing dice).
Each of these dice were hand carved from a single piece of animal bone, and made small enough to be carried in the mouth, if need be.