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The Ancient Romans Were Gamers: 2nd Century Glass d20 Sold for $17,925

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We can only guess what the ancient Romans might have thought about the latest revision of the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook (super approachable; they'd love it!), but we do know they were gamers. That's because an incredibly old, incredibly valuable Roman glass d20 was sold at auction by the famous Christie's auction house. For $17,925. Historians know the symbols are Roman, but have yet to figure out which game it was used for. Any guesses, Gizmodo readers/ancient gaming history buffs? [Christie's]

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hiphopopotamus
Hiphopopotamus

@FlashSandbox: The thing was sold December 11, 2003 - The BoingBoing Got It First snarkiness is kinda a moot point when they were both 5 years late to the party.