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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Rare and Unusual English Carved Boxwood Lottery Teetotum or Gambling Ball"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Incised on 32 sides with the numbers 1 to 32
SIZE: 4cm dia. – 1½ ins dia.
SEE: Finch & Co Catalogue no. 22, item no. 7, for another boxwood example
Teetotum balls give the gambler much more of a winning chance than that of a spinning dice, because when thrown the faceted numbered sides of the ball give an equal chance of any number turning up.