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English Ivory Teetotum gambling ball

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Ca 1700 English gambling dice with thirty two fazetts, each fazett is engraved with a letter. The English philosopher John Locke mentions a thirty two sided ivory ball in “Some Thoughts Concerning Education” /1693/ he writes concerning to teach children to read…”what if an ivory ball were made like the royal oak lottery, with 32 sides …./ reference to the state lottery by Charles the I /

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