Spherical Lead Alloy Weight (DENO-650DB1)

A spherical lead alloy weight found in Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire

This is a cast lead alloy weight with a copper alloy Anglo-Saxon pin embedded in the centre. The base features a flattened copper alloy circular area that may be the worn remains of another embedded object. This piece demonstrates Anglo-Scandinavian reuse and repurposing of Anglo-Saxon metalwork.

It has also been suggested that this item was a gaming piece although it does not resemble other known gaming pieces.

Object Type

Weight

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Danelaw Saga, gaming_piece, lead_alloy, trade, Viking, weight

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

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

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme