A lead-alloy gaming piece found in Rutland. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Lead-Alloy Gaming Piece (LEIC-F39697)
A lead-alloy gaming piece found in Rutland
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.