Roman astragalus knuckle-bone


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ITEMAstragalus, knuckle-bone
PERIOD1st – 3rd Century A.D
DIMENSIONS6 mm x 18 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx U.K private collection (Cambridgeshire); Formerly in the Igor Karmiloff collection (1925-2016), UN economist and author of Flashbacks, Icons of Impermanence, Bloomington, 2009; acquired in the 1950s-early 1990s
BIBLIOGRAPHYDE GROSSI MAZZORIN, J., MINNITI, C. Ancient use of the knuckle-bone for rituals and gaming piece (2013)
KOERPER, H. C., WHITNEY-DESAUTELS, N. A. Astragalus Bones: Artifacts or ecofacts (1999)