Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Figure 75

The left is a small white tessera (mosaic tile). To the right is a replica of an ivory or bone token (tessara theatralis) used as a theater ticket for entrance into special events. The token would have various images or writing depending on the performance.

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Figure 76

© Bertolami Fine Arts (Photographs courtesy of Andrea Pancotti) Bone or ivory tesserae ( tesserae nummulariae ) seals which were attach...