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A 14th century German dice box carved to depict a person playing a game of dice. This gives an example of what a game of dice might have looked like, as well as the care and detail that went into a box meant for holding dice.

This is an x-ray of a collection of 24 die found in the Museum of London. The x-ray reveals that 18 of the die were loaded with mercury so that they would fall on the same numbers each time.

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This is a collection of 24 late 15th century loaded die from the Museum of London. The die are made from bone and were found on the Thames foreshore.
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