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19th century, twelve sided teetotum

19th century, twelve sided, teetotum made from bone, with numbers marked alternately in red and black. A teetotum (or T-totum) is a form of spinning top that has a polygonal body. The name originates from Latin Totum meaning 'all' which was marked by a T on one of the four sides and indicated that the winning player could take all the played tokens. HMCMS:1974.58 DPABRV58

19th century, twelve sided, teetotum made from bone, with numbers marked alternately in red and black. A teetotum (or T-totum) is a form of spinning top that has a polygonal body. The name originates from Latin Totum meaning ‘all’ which was marked by a T on one of the four sides and indicated that the winning player could take all the played tokens. HMCMS:1974.58 DPABRV58

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