Lead-alloy gaming piece found near Holme, Nottinghamshire. (c) Derby Museums Trust, CC BY 2.0
Lead-Alloy Gaming Piece (DENO-7DABAC)
Lead-alloy gaming piece found near 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.