Cast Lead Alloy Gaming Piece (DENO-646EE0)

A cast lead alloy gaming piece found in 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.

Object Type

Gaming piece

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Danelaw Saga, gaming_piece, lead_alloy

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire.
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Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme