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Varikon (7 layers)
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Seven layers of marbles in seven columns moved with the help of a additional single hole.

The concept of this puzzle is identical to the Babylon Tower and many other puzzles. There are several layers with marbles in them. These marbles can be moved because the uppermost layer contains one hole to store one marble in. There are versions with four, five and seven layers.
This is the version with seven layers and seven colums.

The differently sized varikons (described as "versions of Whippit type") were mentioned in David Singmasters Cubic Circular Issues 2 from Spring 1982. This gives an upper bound for the year.

Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 103 mm
Weight: 99 grams

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