GALLERY of ANCIENT DICE

Ivory and Bone Cubic Dice

Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks and teeth of animals.
Elephant ivory is the most important source, but ivory from mammoth, walrus, hippopotamus, sperm whale,
killer whale, narwhal and wart hog are used as well.

A bone is a rigid organ that constitutes part of the vertebral skeleton.
source: Wikipedia

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

[0001] Ivory/bone, Fragment 9x9x7 mm, Roman: ca. 3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0002] Bone, 10 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0003] Bone, 9 mm, Roman: 1st c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0006] Ivory, 12x12x11 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0057] Ivory/bone, 11x10x10 mm, Roman: 1st-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0130] Ivory/bone, 13 mm, Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0131] Bone, 14 mm, Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0159] Ivory, 10 mm, Roman: 3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0165] Ivory, 12.5 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0171] Ivory, 16 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0172] Ivory, 14x11.5x11.5 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0173] Bone, 12x11x11 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0174] Bone, 8.5 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, Syria, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0186] Ivory/bone, 15 mm, Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0187] Bone/horn, 16.5x15x15 mm, Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0189] Bone, 12x12.5x11.5 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0190] Bone, 14x13x13 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0191] Bone, 14 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0192] Bone, 11x11x10.5 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0211] Bone, fragment, 8.5x8.5x5 mm, Roman, 1-(6), 2-5, 3-4



[0212] Bone, 9 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0238 x2] Bone, 15.5 mm, Roman: ca. 100 BC - 100 AD, Egypt (Alexandria), 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0401 x2] Bone, 12 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0413] Bone, 14x13.5x11.5 mm, Roman (possibly medieval), 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0448] Bone, 11 mm, Roman, Eastern Europe, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0449 x2] Bone, Truncated D6, 10 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0503] Bone, Truncated D6, 10 mm, Roman: 2nd-3rd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0508] Bone, 23x22x21 mm, Roman, Jerusalem, Israel (www.Baidun.com), 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[0585] Bone, 14x11.5x11.5 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[1215] Bone, 15.5x13.8x13 mm, Roman: 2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[1216] Bone, 15x14x12 mm, Roman: 2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4



[1849] Ivory, 10.5x10.3x9 mm, Roman, found in Germany, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4





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

[0004] Ivory, 14x14x13 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5



[0586] Bone, 12.5x12x11.5 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5



[0587 x3] Bone, 13.4 / 16x15.5x15 mm / 14.8 mm, Roman, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5



[0607 x3] Bone, about 12 mm, Roman/Medieval, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5



[1217] Bone, 13x12.5x12.2 mm, probably Medieval, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5



[1832] Bone, 14.8 mm, probably 2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-3, 4-5





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

[0163 x2] Ivory/bone, 9x8x7.5 mm, Roman: 1st-3rd c. AD, 1-3, 2-4, 5-6



[0256 x3] Bone, 9 mm, Roman?, 1-3, 2-4, 5-6



[0257] Bone, 11x10x9 mm, Roman?, 1-3, 2-4, 5-6



[0380 x3] 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

[0386] Bone, 9 mm, Medieval (Roman), 1-6, 2-4, 3-5



[0389 x2] Bone, 8x8x7 mm, Medieval, 1-6, 2-4, 3-5



[0412] Bone, 12x10.5x10.5 mm, Medieval, 1-6, 2-4, 3-5





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

[0261] Bone, 13x11x8 mm, Probably medieval, Eastern Europe, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6



[0357a-e] Bone, 5 dice between 8-15.5 mm, Probably medieval, Balkan, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6











Pip configuration: Various

[0005] Ivory, 12 mm, Roman: 1st-2nd c. AD, 2-2, 2-2, 2-2



[0210] Bone, 12 mm, Roman 1st c. AD, Turkey, 1-1, 3-3, 5-5



[1831] Bone, 15.5 mm, probably 2nd c. AD, 1-6, 2-3, 4-4