The game of the “kings”.
Rome, Capitoline Museums
Conventionally defined as a gaming board for the game «Reges», named for the repetition of the word that occurs twice in the text. Scholars do not believe that any meaning should be given to these curious groups of letters, but maintain that REGOR and REGES are simply casual combinations. Found mostly in Rome, these tables all have the same words, whose meaning is incomprehensible. They are arranged in four rows and in two distinct fields, not always in the same order, such that the first line always has ten letters, the second and third have eight, and the fourth has seven. The script of the letters is always very elegant and the Capitoline example may be a model, since it presents a well-calculated sequence of letters in the columns: two E’s in the second, four G’s in the fourth, three R’s and one S in the last, and letters that alternate such as R and S in the fifth and G and E in the eighth.