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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like some fancy candle holder or something

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    some worship/religion related object

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >professional archeologist has entered the thread

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Knitting shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      knitting aid

      Knitting hadn't been invented yet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        proof it had not been invented?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >"yeah of course i know how to use this 'screwdriver' thing"
        >proceeds to skewer three sausages on it and place it near an open fire

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ancient fingerbox before the fall of the spiritual era, you can't see what's inside it even with holes on all sides

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fidget toy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fidget thingy

      ancient autism confirmed

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Read "I, Claudius" for more Roman autism kino

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    spaghetti measurement device

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's a projectile weapon that doubled as a mangled corpse collector

    https://rumble.com/vcfd87-maintenance-duties-inside-the-saturnian-time-cube-matrix-at-the-start-of-th.html

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ego, Pontius Magister, dodecaedrum monstrabo tibi. Mementote duodecim laterum huius rei geometricae, quae conficiuntur pentagonis. Praedico in posterum iuvenes zoomers tam stultum fore ut non intellegant quid hoc sit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      tu es latinam dictas?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fidget thingy

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like a censer.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flower stand

  12. 2 months ago
    bodhi

    it keeps your pen or pencil from rolling off your desk

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was the final item a student of the forge was tasked to make as an example of their skill.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then why did it get scattered around so far? And if it was a common test, why isn't it more common?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you have any idea how big the Roman empire was at its heyday and how extremely large their trade network was?
        >why isn't it more common?
        Because cheap mass production didn't exist back in those times.
        Metal was costly and unless you knew a guy who knew a guy who knew someone who might be interested in buying the object, you'd be better off recasting it into something with actual use or value, such as nails or israeliteelry.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        because smithing let alone high level smithing isn't common, not even back then.
        Most weapons were given through generations or stolen.
        We have a massive gap in history called the dark ages after the germans raped the romans

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    knitting aid

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can think of two possibilities. One is a spaghetti measure, using the holes for different sizes of spaghetti bundles. The other is shaving down nice round dowel tenons on the end of sticks to make furniture. Just guesses.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably a doodad, a thingy, doohicky, thingamabob, a dinglehopper, a dibbledabber, a doopydoo, a whatchamacallit... etc.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If Greek, probably related to math worship. That's a platonic solid.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ancient Lego

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    d20

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Candle holder for candles of different sizes

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nobody really knows, only thing that is certain is that it has roman origins.

    also used to represent scp 184 but that's gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it is only found in Gallic regions, so why the frick would a Roman origin be "certain"?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A female masturbator.
    I always theorize some ancient things are sexual toys for women.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's another pulled-from-my-ass theory. Since it's the Romans we're talking about, maybe it was used to standardize the size of construction aggregates like gravel. You'd match the pebble to the largest hole that fits deep enough for the prongs to touch the ground and that would tell you if your road bed or concrete would meet imperial standards

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's multi-plane gear, the notches are teeth and the holes are fittings.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wait a minute, wiki says
    >Several dodecahedra were found in coin hoards, providing evidence that their owners either considered them valuable objects, or believed their only use was connected with coins.[11]
    it was for coin clipping wasn't it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >coin clipping
      holy shit didn't even know such a thing existed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It might be a mold for casting different sized coins.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was curious about the different sized holes but the one on the right seems to not have them. might be a sort of blacksmithing CV/achievement/personal/family power object thing?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they used to be adorned with gemstones

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >gemstones
        Eureka: these shapes + reflective material = some sort of geometry / artwork / symbolism of colored lightbeams.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          so it unlocks the fifth element

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the one of the right is obviously not the same thing

    • 1 month ago
      Cult of Passion

      Same, I was thinking aperture, for cartography or surveying, distance measuring or something.

      Aling two different shaped holes held out where they make the same diameter from view or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ah, they are decoration then, ancient fancy homies liked ancient fancy shit, and that shit's geometry, baby

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    girth measuring device for standardized prostitute payment

  30. 1 month ago
    Grand Emperor of Earth

    It was a tool for dealing with the Roman numerals. Going around a face could convert between Is and Vs and so on, and allow more math operations that would be normally possible.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This meme always makes me giggle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there probably is some mention of these somewhere but it's impossible for layman to access ancient codeces and shit. i mean isn't the library in the vatican frickhuge and closed off to the public?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of a running gag on the old Buck Rogers tv series where their 25th century historian made really bad guesses about the use of 20th century items like believing a hanging lamp was an "electric salad bowl".

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe it was just an expensive work of art?

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chandelier
    Avoid fire from candle burn things as paper then accouters or rich people don't burn documents because work at night or dark places, counting manager.

    Diferente hole sizes for different candles, the most important aspect is no matter orientation can be always put on floor.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's unironically just a tool to sort things based on their size, that's why the holes are different sizes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there are much cheaper and easier ways to do that. this is a pricey object made by a very skilled craftsman.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oX5afvo.jpg

      there are much cheaper and easier ways to do that. this is a pricey object made by a very skilled craftsman.

      Yeah, pretty sure smelting was a big effort back then, not to mention the mining, transport, etc..

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if it's just a knick knack. Like how we might have a miniature replica of a sword, or how Target sells random things like a circle of brass planted in a pillar of granite to put on shelves so your shelves don't look empty.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >roman military camp
      >WE NEED A FRICKING KNICK KNACK

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        lel
        Although if it was a religious knick knack, they would unironically say that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        maybe it was a lucky dodecahedron that some legion guy always carried into battle

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its a knitting utensil.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    or some massage thing

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks an awful lot like the time machine I'm currently building.
    I hope I don't/didn't accidentally start a secret cult.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Earth has a 4 corner 4 day perpendicular Time cube.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What this means is number truly goes up in segments of 4 like 4000 but you can't think opposite to 1 enough, not even the slightest amount to assume there was both one and four days occuring at once. You wouldn't naturally trade 1 for 4. As if some thoughts aren't better as pure 4s and some things, although can be done by 1 are more apt 4s. There are 4 days going on, number truthfully ends at the 4th, 1000 is just a simple measure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Four thousand quadrillion is where the units end and the sets begin. And that's how the 1 is used in reference to time cube.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like an acceleration meter, it reaches the red and then gears up. It does this 4 times and has a fifth 'red shift'.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look at the day, determine what number it is. It should be possible to work out. You'll probably get trapped in the oneist thought if you try to do it with word untool handicap and internally.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Think how more accurate number ending at the 4th is(to 1st).

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Massage Ball

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gay dating app

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was used for chewing.

    They had some strong teeth back in the day.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    One theory is that it was used to set up tents. The holes were where tent poles would go, and the notches would be where the animal hide was tied to.

  47. 1 month ago
    Oблeпихoвoe чyдo

    I'm planning to build a dodecahedral dome greenhouse over my garden. I've already tiled part of the yard with 18" square concrete stepping stones and burned away the exposed grass in the hexagons and triangles with a propane brush torch. I have onions, basil, and sea buckthorn established.

    When I get good enough at the construction technique, I'll build myself a glass buckyball dome house and disrupt the real estate industry. A wise man does not build his house on sand. A wise man of the 21st century also does not build his house on a monolithic slab with no flexibility to adjust to the Earth.

    You can get all the materials you need for such a house at a hardware store. Why do you think it's called the Home Depot?

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