Roman astragalus knuckle-bone

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Description

ITEMAstragalus, knuckle-bone
MATERIALBone
CULTURERoman
PERIOD1st – 3rd Century A.D
DIMENSIONS30 mm x 17 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx Dutch private collection; formerly in an old collection formed in the 1970s
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) p.70, Fig. 1