This Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower Replica is a as faithful as possible reproduction of a 1600 year old artifact found in Germany from the period of Roman occupation. The original tower dates to the 4c CE and was presented as a gift. It bears two Latin texts. The longer text on the front panel commemorates a military defeat of the Picts. The shorter text along the top of the other panels wishes good luck to the recipient, possibly named Felix, of the item.
The LVR-LandesMuseum currently holds the dice tower in its archives and periodically displays it, its measurements are 9.5 x 9.5 cm and 22.5 cm high. We have tried to keep the proportions as close as possible. Originally made of copper-alloy plate our MDF reproduction captures the hand crafted feel in the design as well as restored certain parts, like the top cones and period correct dolphins. Our Vettweiss-Froitzheim Dice Tower Replica’s top panel includes a loose translation of the various Latin outer texts.
We have added a removable dice catch to the design to make the tower a little more convenient to gamers in tight quarters.
Assembly walk through can be found here
This kit is made in the USA by Ironheart Artisans from unpainted laser cut 2.5mm MDF and is a multi-part kit that will require assembly. The parts come completely cut and are NOT attached to a sheet that need to be punched out. This kit also includes ornamental bells and rings to attach them. Kit comes unpainted.