Fortuna Dice Box - 6.5 cm Height - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
Handcrafted pewter makes the ideal material for such a traditional object; a die or dice box.
Dice have been played by civilisations since the beginnings of time, and even now, in this digital age, the simple charm of trying one's luck by throwing the dice is still popular.
The often supernatural aspect of board games derives from the idea that the gods control "fortune" and the outcome of throws of dice. According to the ancient Greeks, Palamedes invented dice as a pastime during the ten-year siege of Troy. However, dice are older than the war of Troy. The first dice were probably pieces of wood, broken twigs, with two faces, one rounded face and one flat. They were based on the "heads or tails" system which was complicated by the number of twigs used. The present-day design, in which the opposing faces always total 7 when added together, dates back to 1400 BC.
For those interested in etymology, the word 'die' comes from the Latin word datum, meaning something that is 'given', with a secondary meaning 'to play''; our pewter dice box is ideally suited to be 'given', making an ideal gift for both young and old, and to be 'played' with for a whole host of board and role-playing games!
This attractive vessel can also double up as an attractive and elegant pencil holder.
Size: Height 6.5 cm
Weight: 182 g
Materials Used: Pewter
Designer: Alberto Tabellini
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100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.