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With designs for a heart, crown, club, spades, anchor and diamond, inlaid with pitch and red wax
Early 19th Century
Size: 2.5cm sq – 1 ins sq
See catalogue no.15, item no.62, for other dice
The crown and anchor game for which this dice can be used, originated in the 18th century and is still popular in Bermuda and the Channel Islands. It is strictly controlled and may be played legally only on certain occasions such as Bermuda’s annual cup match cricket game.