Metal detecting holidays in England

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Toys

See also Toy Cannons

Toy cannons and petronels are on separate page

Figurines

Dice

Dice have been used since before recorded history, and it is uncertain where they originated. The oldest known dice were excavated as part of a 5000-year-old backgammon set at the Burnt City

16th/17thC handmade copper dice - 7mm sq

Roman 1st to 4thC lead dice
Great eyeball find, early bone dice 16th/17thC handmade copper dice
Medieval dice Petwer dice Roman 1st to 4thC lead dice
Dice game

Dominoes

Dominoes are believed to have originated in China (see Chinese Dominoes) in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early eighteenth century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the remainder of the 1700's, becoming one of the most popular games in both family parlors and pubs alike.
Georgian copper alloy domino 13.03mm L Georgian Miniture copper alloy domino 13.03mm L
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Georgian pewter domino
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Georgian copper alloy domino  

Marbles - clay and glass

Gaming

Badges

 

A dreidel (Yiddish: דרײדל dreydl, Hebrew: סביבוןSevivon) is a four-sided top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The dreidel is used for a gambling game similar to Teetotum. Each side of the dreidel bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (Hei), ש (Shin), which together form the acronym for "נס גדול היה שם" (Nes Gadol Haya Sham – "a great miracle happened there"). These letters also form a mnemonic for the rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel: Nun stands for the Yiddish word nit ("nothing"), Hei stands for halb ("half"), Gimel for gants ("all"), and Shin for shteln ("put"). In the state of Israel, the fourth side of most dreidels is inscribed with the letter פ (Pei), rendering the acronym, נס גדול היה פה, Nes Gadol Haya Po—"A great miracle happened here" referring to the fact that the miracle occurred in the land of Israel

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Toy flint lock

Toy Tops