Seller: highrating_lowprice (18,374) 100%, Location: Rego Park, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351827783030 Details: Item: i49318 Authentic Ancient Roman One Lead Gambling Die for Dice Chance Games circa 100-200 A.D. 1.0 x 1.0 cm (10.02 grams) Material: Lead The ancient Romans used gambling dice like the one pictured to play games of chance. You can see every side of the one gambling die you are bidding on here. Amazing artifact of everyday life. Provenance: From private collection in the United States of America. Ownership History: From private collection in the United States, bought in private sale in the United States of America. You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. The Romans were passionate gamblers, especially at the peak of the Roman Empire , and dicing was common though forbidden except during the Saturnalia . Horace derided youths who wasted time on dicing instead of horse -chasing. Throwing dice for money was the cause of many special laws in Rome, one of which stated that no lawsuit could be filed by a person who allowed gambling in his house, even if he had been cheated or assaulted. Professional gamblers were common, and some of their loaded dice are preserved in museums . The public houses were the resorts of gamblers, and depictions of quarreling dicers can be seen on frescos . Twenty-sided dice date back to the 2nd century AD and late BC. Tacitus stated that the Germans were passionately fond of dicing,[dubious – discuss ] so much that they would stake their personal liberty when bankrupt. During the Middle Ages , dicing became a favorite pastime of knights , who formed dicing schools and guilds. After the downfall of feudalism , the landsknechts established a reputation as the most notorious dicing gamblers of their time. In France dice were used by both knights and ladies, despite repeated legislation against gambling with dice, including interdictions on the part of St. Louis in 1254 and 1256. The markings on Chinese dominoes evolved from the markings on dice. Frequently Asked Questions How long until my order is shipped? Depending on the volume of sales, it may take up to 5 business days for shipment of your order after the receipt of payment. How will I know when the order was shipped? After your order has shipped, you will be left positive feedback, and that date should be used as a basis of estimating an arrival date. After you shipped the order, how long will the mail take? USPS First Class mail takes about 3-5 business days to arrive in the U.S., international shipping times cannot be estimated as they vary from country to country. I am not responsible for any USPS delivery delays, especially for an international package. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? Each of the items sold here, is provided with a Certificate of Authenticity, and a Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity, issued by a world-renowned numismatic and antique expert that has identified over 10000 ancient coins and has provided them with the same guarantee. You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Compared to other certification companies, the certificate of authenticity is a $25-50 value. So buy a coin today and own a piece of history, guaranteed. Is there a money back guarantee? I offer a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee. I stand behind my coins and would be willing to exchange your order for either store credit towards other coins, or refund, minus shipping expenses, within 30 days from the receipt of your order. My goal is to have the returning customers for a lifetime, and I am so sure in my coins, their authenticity, numismatic value and beauty, I can offer such a guarantee. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? You can contact me directly via ask seller a question and request my telephone number, or go to my About Me Page to get my contact information only in regards to items purchased on eBay. When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don't leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. Also, if you sent an email, make sure to check for my reply in your messages before claiming that you didn't receive a response. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service.