About this object

One of a pair of bone or ivory dice (the other is M6002): not quite identical in size or arrangement of numbers. Dots appear to be shallow-drilled. 4.5mm square. Top - 4 (corner dots); bottom - 3 (diagonal dots); on side the following (rolling dice anti-clockwise) - 6, 5, 1, 2.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games
  • Culture
  • 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
  • Measurements
    4.5 mm x 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1760-04
    How acquired: Collected
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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