Roman Dice Tower, 4th Century AD
The Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower is a Roman artifact formerly used in the playing of dice games discovered in Germany in 1985 near the modern villages of Vettweiss and Froitzheim. It was intended to produce a trustworthy throw of one or more dice. When the dice emerged from the tower they would ring three bells which formerly hung above the exit. One of these bells survives intact. This tower was apparently presented as a gift and bears some Latin text that commemorates the defeat of the Picts and wishes the unnamed owner well.
“The Picts are defeated.
The enemy is destroyed.
Play in safety!”