I had no idea the dice tower device was invented in the age of Roman antiquity until I saw this artifact. It dates to the 4th century AD and was found in Germany (Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower on Wikipedia).
It has two inscriptions in latin. The first one says: Pictos victos, hostis deleta, ludite securi (With the Picts defeated, the enemies destroyed, you may play safely).
The second one says: Utere felix vivas (Use (me) and live happily). 🎲🎲
That is truly and eye-opener. Nice find, Athena!
I like that even back then people didn't trust the randomness of dice. And yet, all these years later we still use cube dice and dice towers.
The replica looks a bit like a cheese grater. 😄
I never woulda guessed that Dice Towers existed that long ago. Cool. Ironheart Artisans sells replicas for $25/€20.7. 🙂