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Gaming board with counters, die and shaker

Roman, 2nd–3rd century AD

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

Leisure time for the soldiers and civilians at Corbridge is represented by this gaming board, along with the equipment needed to play the various board games known in the Roman period. We find evidence of gambling all along Hadrian’s Wall – soldiers clearly had cash and time but limited options for spending their winnings. Many counters are made from broken pots, with some of glass and bone.

Details

  • Title: Gaming board with counters, die and shaker
  • Date Created: Roman, 2nd–3rd century AD
  • Location: Corbridge
  • Original Source: CORBRIDGE ROMAN TOWN - HADRIAN'S WALL
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Stone, pottery, bone
  • Credit line: English Heritage / The Trustees of the Corbridge Excavation Fund

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