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From Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire

Postcard of Bone die.
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Bone die

This bone die is from Threave Castle in Kirkcudbrightshire. It dates from the 14th or 15th century.

Bone die from Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire

Threave Castle was built in the late 14th century on a small island in the River Dee. It was a stronghold of the Black Douglases, one of Scotland's most powerful medieval families.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-518-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.HXA 247
Date: 14th or 15th century
Material: Bone
Dimensions: 8 mm H x 8mm W x 8 mm D
What: Die
Where: Scotland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Threave Castle
  • Good, G.L. & Tabraham, C.J. 'Excavations at Threave Castle, Galloway, 1974-78' Medieval Archaeology Vol 25 (1981) pp 90-140 
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