One silver dreidl from Central Europe. Cubic, with strips of silver arching from each corner up towards the handle and down toward the tip to create a cage-like decorative effect. Tip is longer than base, with a sphere carved at the top. Letters are molded and raised on sides. Narrative: A dreidl is a four-sided spinning top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each side of the dreidel bears a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: ? (Nun), ? (Gimel), ? (Hei), ? (Shin), which together form the acronym for "?? ???? ??? ??" (Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – "a great miracle happened there"). These letters also form a mnemonic for the rules of a gambling game played with a dreidel: Nun stands for the Yiddish word nisht ("nothing"), Hei stands for halb ("half"), Gimel for gants ("all"), and Shin for shtel ayn ("put in").