Description Capricorn, the sign of the marine goat in the zodiac, is carved in relief on the counter. The number 8 is inscribed on the back in both Latin and Greek numerals (VIII and H). Roman game counters show a wide variety of objects: Muses, deities, and heroes, heads of Roman rulers, poets, philosophers, theatrical subjects, fingers indicating numerical calculation, buildings in Alexandria, and signs of the zodiac, as here.
|8/18/1982||Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition|
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] VIII; [Transcription] H; [Translation] 8
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926
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