LVPL-A37F16: Post-Medieval domino

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GAMING PIECE

Unique ID: LVPL-A37F16

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A carved bone or antler gaming piece for the game 'dominos' or 'dominoes', probably dating from the 18th century. The domino is rectangular in plan and set within a lead surround leaving only the upper face visible. It is a domino of the value 3, (1 and 2). One of the ring-and-dot settings has been drilled or carved with the hole remaining empty while the other is in filled with a black inset (possibly black ivory). The single ring-and-dot fills the majority of one half of the object with a diameter of 13.14mm. single setting is in filled with a black inset, the top of which is worn. A carved line separates the two sides of the domino, in the centre of which is an iron rivet.

The earliest domino sets are thought to date from the 13th century and originate in China. The game reached Europe by the 18th century and is thought to derive its name from the French word 'Domino' for a black and white hood worn by Christian priests in winter.

Class: Domino

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.86 mm
Width: 48.7 mm
Thickness: 7.34 mm
Weight: 35.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Animal skeletal material
Secondary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Hand made
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Winwick

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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