gambling counter

Gambling disc from the Hadza people of Tanzania. The disc is a small, dark oval of bark.

Each player has his own small disc, and in turn takes the discs of all other players and the master disc and throws them against a tree. The winner is the owner of the disc which falls the same way up as the master disc.

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