> Hi Han
> I'm afraid I can't help with information but I'd certainly like you
> to pass on any you do get. The Hunt Museum here in Limerick has one
> and we know nothing about it except that is dated to the Roman
Thanks for your answer! Is that Dodecaeder in display?
> One thing I have noticed is that the holes on each face have
> different diameters and the speculation is that they may have been
> used for measuring something.
To my opinion the different holes are related to the way the dodecaederis
manufactured. In order to make a mold in which the bronze material
is cast the central part of the dodecaeder must be fixed relatively to the
outside in order to create a thin walled object.
This can only be done by making holes in the wax sheet, which is used
to make the mold, in all or a number of faces. Obviously it is done by hand
and that is presumable the cause that the holes are different in diameter.
Johan J. Broek
Delft University of Technology,
Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production
Subfaculty of Industrial Design Engineering
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