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Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities

Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities

Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities    Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities
An ancient Greek bone and lead astragalos or'knucklebone'. Astragaloi (astragaloi), literally the ankle bones of sheep, were childrens' toys employed in a number of games like jacks. 6th - 1st century BC.

Knucklebones, or astragaloi (astragaloi), when rolled could land one of four ways. The most probable roll with the the convex broad side up counted three. The concave broad side counted four.

The convex narrow side, called Chios or the Dog counted one, and the most unlikely roll, the concave narrow side up counted six. Rolling several astragaloi at once created many combinations, some had distinctive names such as Aphrodite, Midas, Solon, Alexander, and the highest roll: the Euripides.

Formerly in a European private collection. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED. HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK. Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA).

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The item "Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Greek".antiquitatis" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities    Greek Astragalos Ancient Art & Antiquities