A spherical lead alloy gaming piece found in Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
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.