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Lot 0062
Egypt , 1st millenium B.C.
Perhaps limestone. Extremely rare example, engraved in an unknown ancient language. Possibly unique.


3/4" (1.9 cm)

The John J. Slocum Collection
Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.



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An Ancient Stone Gaming Dice (Die)

Estimate $400 - $1,200Oct 15, 2017
Providence, RI, USA