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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Rare Early English Marine Ivory Lottery or Teetotum Gambling Ball"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Old smooth creamy patina
Late 17th century
Size: 4.5cm dia. - 1¾ ins dia.
Unlike spinning dice, teetotum balls give the gambler more of an opportunity to win, because when thrown the faceted numbered sides of a ball give an equal chance of any number turning up.