A cast lead-alloy gaming piece found in Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Cast Lead-Alloy Gaming Piece (DENO-646EE0)
A cast lead-alloy gaming piece found near Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire
A complete cast lead-alloy early medieval gaming piece. This and similar pieces have also been interpreted as weights although the gaming piece interpretation is more secure. Pieces like this would have been used to play hnefatafl and/or Nine Men’s Morris, both of which are known to have been played in Scandinavia in the Viking Age.