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.
- Gaming piece
- circa 800 — 1050
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- entertainment, gaming_piece, hnefatafl, lead_alloy, leisure, Nine_Men's_Morris, Scandinavian, Viking
You can see the original at Private Ownership.
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