Oldest D&D d20 in existence? Twenty-face die from Egypt dates to 304 B.C.

// November 12th, 2012 // Old School


Seems as if Egyptians were casting icosahedra dice long before D&D came into existence.  This die is a twenty-face die dating between 304 and 30 B.C.  It is held in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The piece was formerly in the collection of Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907) who obtained the d20 between 1883 and 1906 while he was a missionary in Egypt.


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