About this object

One of a pair of bone or ivory dice (the other is M6003): not quite identical in size or arrangement of numbers. Dots appear to be shallow-drilled. 5mm square. Top - 3 (diagonal line of three dots); bottom - 4 (dot in each corner); on sides the following (rolling dice anti-clockwise) - 6 (3 dots each side in parallel), then 5 (dots in corners and one in middle), then 1 (central dot), then 2 (diagonally arranged dots).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games
  • Culture
    Anglo-Saxon
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent
  • Date made
    5th Century AD - 6th Century AD
  • Materials
    Animal Bone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Bryan Rev Faussett
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent: Guilton
  • Date collected
    1760-04
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1760-04
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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