1986.1459 Crown and Anchor Board, WWI

Crown and Anchor Board

 Gambling was a very popular pastime during World War One. This board appears to have been cut from a corner of groundsheet, or other waterproofed material, and the symbols hand drawn. Three crown and anchor dice are required to play. Little is known of its origins except a note that was added when it was donated describing how it was made in the warzone and that a lot of money passed over it. (1986.1459)