GALLERY of ANCIENT DICE

Ivory and Bone Cubic Dice

Note that many ancient dice are NOT numbered in the standard (1-6, 2-5, 3-4) way.



Pip configuration: 1-6, 2-5, 3-4

Bone
9 mm
Roman: 1st c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory
12x12x11 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
10 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory/bone
Fragment 9x9x7 mm
Roman: ca. 3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory/bone
11x10x10 mm
Roman: 1st-3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory
10 mm
Roman: 3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
A pair of bone dice
15.5 mm
Roman: ca. 100 BC - 100 AD
Egypt (Alexandria)
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone/horn
16.5x15x15 mm
Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory/bone
15 mm
Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
12x11x11 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
8.5 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory
14x11.5x11.5 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory
12.5 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory
16 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
Syria
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
14x13x13 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
12x12.5x11.5 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
14 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
11x11x10.5 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
14 mm
Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Ivory/bone
13 mm
Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
9 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
fragment, 8.5x8.5x5 mm
Roman
1-(6), 2-5, 3-4
Bone
12 mm
Roman
1-6, 2-5, 3-4
Bone
14x13.5x11.5 mm
Roman (possibly medieval)
1-6, 2-5, 3-4


Pip configuration: 1-6, 2-3, 4-5

Ivory
14x14x13 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
1-6, 2-3, 4-5


Pip configuration: 1-3, 2-4, 5-6

Ivory/bone
9x8x7.5 mm
Pair of dice
Roman: 1st-3rd c. AD
1-3, 2-4, 5-6
Ivory/bone
11 mm
Medieval
1-3, 2-4, 5-6
1 die: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6


Pip configuration: 1-6, 2-4, 3-5

Bone
9 mm
Medieval (Roman)
1-6, 2-4, 3-5
Bone
8x8x7 mm
Medieval
1-6, 2-4, 3-5
Bone
12x10.5x10.5 mm
Medieval
1-6, 2-4, 3-5


Pip configuration: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Bone
13x11x8 mm
Probably medieval
Eastern Europe
1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Bone
between 8-15.5 mm
Probably medieval
Balkan
1-2, 3-4, 5-6


Pip configuration: Various

Ivory
12 mm
Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD
2-2, 2-2, 2-2
Bone
12 mm
Roman 1st c. AD
Turkey
1-1, 3-3, 5-5