Friday, January 22, 2010

MIRANDVS, my favourite horse!

This playpiece, at display in CCAA, was used in a game as 'racehorse'. Can you imagine a Roman, concentrating on etching the name of his favourite horse, 'MIRANDVS' or 'To be admired', in this stone? Fascinating! I don't know how the game was called nor its rules - probably 'Latrunculi' -, but I will soon find out. More of my pictures at C(laudia) C(olonia) A(ra) A(ggripensium) or Cologne, can be found here.

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