A lead gaming piece found near Ravenstone, Leicestershire. (c) Leicestershire County Council, CC BY-SA 2.0
Lead Gaming Piece (PUBLIC-67DBE3)
A lead gaming piece found near Ravenstone, Leicestershire
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.