Lead Alloy Gaming Piece (DENO-7DABAC)

Lead alloy gaming piece found in Holme, Nottinghamshire

Lead gaming pieces like this one are a common find throughout the East Midlands, including the Torksey Viking camp. Gaming pieces would have been used to play games such as hnefatafl or Nine Men’s Morris, both of which are known to have been played by Scandinavians throughout the Viking diaspora.

Object Type

Gaming piece

Date

circa 800 — 1050

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

entertainment, gaming_piece, hnefatafl, lead_alloy, leisure, Nine_Men's_Morris, Scandinavian, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

This object is related to Holme, Nottinghamshire.
Find out about Holme, Nottinghamshire.

Acknowledgements

(c) Derby Museums Trust, CC BY 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme