8. Masterpiece

Image: Ancient Origins

Another possible option is that the dodecahedron is simply just a “masterpiece” for a craftsman to just show off his skills. “In this respect, the technical function of the dodecahedron is not the crucial point. It is the quality and accuracy of the work piece that is astonishing,” Schwarz told Mental Floss. “One could imagine that a Roman bronze caster had to show his ability by manufacturing a dodecahedron in order to achieve a certain status.”

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