Six-sided Chinese cylindrical die (bone), rare.

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Six-sided Chinese cylindrical die (bone), rare.
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This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 21:31UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Six-sided Chinese cylindrical die (bone), rare. 25.6 grams, 1¾" tall and 7/8" in diameter. A very curious and rare object (only one known from a shipwreck) that was like a regular die (plural: dice) in that each of the 6 sides shows a number of pips from 1 to 6 (three times on each side), except that instead of being a cube, it is in the form of a cylinder, whose rolling movement was limited to one direction. Also rare as complete and intact except for its having been broken in two and glued back together. From the Capitana El Rubí and pedigreed to Art McKee's Sunken Treasure Museum, with certificate.