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ceramic marbles & knucklebones in a "pyxis"

ceramic marbles & knucklebones in a "pyxis"

verschiedene Henkelbecher aus Waldenburger Steinzeug 15. Jh, Museum Stralsund

verschiedene Henkelbecher aus Waldenburger Steinzeug 15. Jh, Museum Stralsund

Medieval bronze dice, 1450-1550, Spain   (Research for The Second Rose www.EKaiserWrites.webs.com)

Medieval bronze dice, 1450-1550, Spain (Research for The Second Rose www.EKaiserWrites.webs.com)

Another very common game still played today is the "stomvos" (or in modern Greek "svoura") which is known in English as the spinning top. These tops came in several variations which where in one of three categories: one shaped like a pine cone with grooves to wrap a string around it, a ceramic disc shaped top with slots around its circumference, or a wooden disc shaped top which had a whole on the top which was used to insert a wooden stick to use for spinning.

Another very common game still played today is the "stomvos" (or in modern Greek…

giant wood or stone dice, used as tables in a game room or outside

Black Marble Carpet Dice United States of America. A pair of decorative and large black-veined marble carpet dice, with cream spots.

Netherlands, 15th Century. Kookkan on three legs, with one ear and minimal sludge decoration

Kookkan on three legs, with one ear and minimal…

Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum. MS p. Liber amicorum of Joannes Carolus Erlenwein, on paper. Binding dated 1615 CE

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